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Gina Johnson - killer driver claimed his Mercedes had been stolen in sick bid to evade justice

2015-09-16 01:09:00

Nicky GosalNicky Gosal, who has been jailed for killing Gina Johnson in a road crash.

Police have issued the first picture of the killer driver who left his victim dead in her car before it exploded.

West Midlands Police said it hoped Gina Johnson’s family could move on with their lives after Nicky Gosal was jailed for eight years.

Gina JohnsonGina Johnson, who died in the horrific crash last December.

Mrs Johnson, aged 44 and from Meriden, died when Gosal’s speeding Mercedes ploughed into her Smart car in Coventry last December.

Callous Gosal looked inside her car and saw her dead inside before fleeing the scene.

The Smart vehicle caught fire and Gosal was arrested later at Coventry railway station.

Gina JohnsonThe scene in Browns Lane, Coventry, where Gina Johnson died.

Police said the 27-year-old concocted a lie that the Mercedes had been stolen and changed his clothes in an attempt to evade detection.

Gosal, of Sunbury Court, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, was also banned from driving for ten years after the jury unanimously found him guilty of causing death by dangerous driving at Warwick Crown Court.

He admitted another charge of causing death while disqualified earlier this year but denied his driving was dangerous.

Jailing Gosal, Recorder Sam Mainds told him: “Her life has been stolen from those we have heard from and the rest of her family.

“You put the family through six days of a trial, and they have suffered every day as a repeat of what happened as you tried to wriggle out of it.”

PC Karl Davies, the senior investigating officer, said: “The Johnson family were supported throughout the case by a family liaison officer from the Central Motorway Police Group’s new dedicated family liaison unit.

“The family read from their personal victim statements which clearly moved some jurors to tears.

“We are pleased with the sentence, which will give a message to all illegal drivers and dangerous drivers to adhere to the rules of the road and hopefully prevent another family being put through such a difficult time.

“Georgina Johnson’s family have listened to difficult evidence, and this chapter of their lives can now be closed with Nicky Gosal being sent to prison.”

“A recent change in the law means that Gosal’s driving ban will start when he has served his prison sentence.”

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