Author Topic: John Radford  (Read 46233 times)

Phixie

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #225 on: November 05, 2014, 02:38:55 pm »
RIP John or however you will.  My thoughts and condolences to your family and many friends who now have a large gap in their lives.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #226 on: November 05, 2014, 06:16:58 pm »
Only met John once.Not only feeling sad for his family but also for the wider cycling community.Remember John still rides with us.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #227 on: November 05, 2014, 06:36:28 pm »
Rest in peace, John .   :'( 
 Fond memories of Sizun 2011, and your company on several West Yorks. CTC events.


 

Re: John Radford
« Reply #228 on: November 05, 2014, 06:42:09 pm »
Terrible news, tragic waste.
RIP.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #229 on: November 05, 2014, 07:24:49 pm »
Such sad news, condolences to his family and freinds.   RIP john
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #230 on: November 05, 2014, 07:49:36 pm »
Awful. Tragic and totally undeserved or warrented.

Does this mean the driver who ran John off the road will face further charges?

Re: John Radford
« Reply #231 on: November 05, 2014, 07:51:27 pm »
I'm not qualified to say but it seems unlikely on the face of it.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #232 on: November 05, 2014, 07:53:42 pm »
It may influence sentencing possibly.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #233 on: November 05, 2014, 08:24:54 pm »
IANAL but as i understand it the judge may take into account only the crime and not the consequences. The crime was dangerous driving, for which there is presumably an upper limit on custodial sentences. I can't imagine that it would even approach that for manslaughter.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #234 on: November 05, 2014, 08:39:51 pm »
sad news to hear of Johns passing, great guy kept me awake on a 400 once ! thoughts are with his family

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #235 on: November 05, 2014, 09:55:29 pm »
Indeed, although the difference in maximum sentence is stark. DD is 2 years max custodial, whereas Death by DD is up to 14 years according to the CPS website
http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/dangerous_driving/
http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/death_by_dangerous_driving/
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #236 on: November 05, 2014, 09:59:02 pm »
RIP John - what a tragic end to a worthwhile life x
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #237 on: November 05, 2014, 10:07:54 pm »
RIP John.

Really sad news.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #238 on: November 05, 2014, 10:22:02 pm »
Indeed, although the difference in maximum sentence is stark. DD is 2 years max custodial, whereas Death by DD is up to 14 years according to the CPS website
http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/dangerous_driving/
http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/death_by_dangerous_driving/

I don't think CPS can call this Death by Dangerous Driving if he survived a year from the collision, which he did, BICBW.

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #239 on: November 05, 2014, 10:53:59 pm »
Devastated and saddened - RIP John
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #240 on: November 05, 2014, 11:49:10 pm »
Indeed, although the difference in maximum sentence is stark. DD is 2 years max custodial, whereas Death by DD is up to 14 years according to the CPS website
http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/dangerous_driving/
http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/death_by_dangerous_driving/

I don't think CPS can call this Death by Dangerous Driving if he survived a year from the collision, which he did, BICBW.

It was "Causing serious injury by dangerous driving". I looked this up after the verdict. As it was tried at crown court the maximum sentence is 5 years.


Re: John Radford
« Reply #241 on: November 06, 2014, 12:02:40 am »
I've just read pizzicatooff's account of the trial - goodness knows what it must be like for the family to sit through an experience like that.
Condolences to family.

 
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #242 on: November 06, 2014, 12:49:27 am »
It may influence sentencing possibly.

It was "Causing serious injury by dangerous driving". I looked this up after the verdict. As it was tried at crown court the maximum sentence is 5 years.

Clearly there's a range of sentences that could be handed down - although the judge has said it will be custodial. Hence me wondering if John's death will affect the severity of the sentence.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #243 on: November 06, 2014, 01:07:39 am »
This is the cruellest outcome for a sport that we all love. How many times I encountered John’s humour on rides. We cycled at different paces, so I rarely shared the road with him; but he was a lively presence at Controls. It is so sad that many of those, with whom we share the road, do not recognise the consequences of a deliberate confrontation.

It is just ironic that within hours of John’s passing on Wednesday morning, CTC’s Roger Geffin spoke at length on BBC Breakfast Show on aspects of cycle safety.

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #244 on: November 06, 2014, 10:29:40 am »
So sad

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #245 on: November 06, 2014, 02:53:00 pm »
So sorry for Johns family and all the friends he leaves behind. And such a tragedy for John who should right now be enjoying his life and his family and planning his events for next year, deciding if he wanted to ride PBP. He has been robbed of so much  :'(
Where ever you now are John, you won't be forgotten xx

Re: John Radford
« Reply #246 on: November 06, 2014, 03:21:56 pm »
Very saddened indeed.

RIP John

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #247 on: November 06, 2014, 04:41:06 pm »
Heart wrenching

RIP

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #248 on: November 06, 2014, 05:18:06 pm »
Knew John only from his presence at the Easter Arrows and LEL2009, but it's so sad to hear of his untimely death. My thoughts are with his family at this time.

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #249 on: November 06, 2014, 05:58:14 pm »
RIP John. You gave so much.