Killer driver from Rotherham back behind bars

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A drunk driver who killed a school boy after losing control of a car is back behind bars after being recalled to prison.

Richie Sillence, aged 25, of Woodhouse Green, Thurcroft, Rotherham, was sentenced to seven years in a young offenders’ institute after admitting causing the death of 16-year-old Joe Aveling, from Maltby, in a horror crash in 2008.

He was released on licence earlier this year but was recalled after breaching the conditions.

Sillence is also suspected of causing criminal damage.

South Yorkshire Police appealed for help in locating him last week when officers were unable to track him down.

They found and arrested him on Friday.

On the night of the crash, after drinking and taking drugs at a rave in Maltby, Sillence took the keys to someone else’s car and drove it to a garage for petrol, where he met a group of teenagers, including Joe, and offered them a lift home.

He reached speeds of up to 80mph and when he lost control, the car overturned several times.

Joe, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was flung out.