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Doncaster man jailed for car chase death

Police name Stainforth man who died following Station Road collision, 21 May 
South Yorkshire Police are able to name the man who died in a road traffic collision on Station Road, Stainforth on Monday, 21 May, as Scott Jack Stobbs from Kirton Lane, Stainforth.



Scott Jack Stobbs, 19, was a passenger in, a believed stolen, red Peugeot 306 that was being pursued by police after failing to stop in Thorne. 



The Peugeot was travelling towards Hatfield on Station Road and was involved in a collision with a JCB tractor, which was travelling in the opposite direction.



Mr Hobbs was taken to Leeds General hospital with a serious head injury where he passed away on Wednesday, 23 May, at 4.25pm.



Gail Stobbs, Scotts mother said: Scott, who was so tragically taken too soon, was a very special son, nephew, cousin, grandson and a good friend to many who will always be loved.



The driver of the Peugeot, Andrew McMinn, 19, appeared at Doncaster Magistrates Court on Thursday, 24 May. He has been remanded in cust

Police name Stainforth man who died following Station Road collision, 21 May South Yorkshire Police are able to name the man who died in a road traffic collision on Station Road, Stainforth on Monday, 21 May, as Scott Jack Stobbs from Kirton Lane, Stainforth. Scott Jack Stobbs, 19, was a passenger in, a believed stolen, red Peugeot 306 that was being pursued by police after failing to stop in Thorne. The Peugeot was travelling towards Hatfield on Station Road and was involved in a collision with a JCB tractor, which was travelling in the opposite direction. Mr Hobbs was taken to Leeds General hospital with a serious head injury where he passed away on Wednesday, 23 May, at 4.25pm. Gail Stobbs, Scotts mother said: Scott, who was so tragically taken too soon, was a very special son, nephew, cousin, grandson and a good friend to many who will always be loved. The driver of the Peugeot, Andrew McMinn, 19, appeared at Doncaster Magistrates Court on Thursday, 24 May. He has been remanded in cust

The driver of a stolen car who killed a friend during a police car chase in Doncaster is today starting an eight-year jail sentence.

Andrew McMinn, aged 20, from Doncaster but of no fixed address, was sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court after the car collided with a JCB in May 2012. He has also been disqualified from driving for seven years.

He was driving a stolen red Peugeot 306 along Station Road, Stainforth, around 1pm on May 21 after it was pursued by police when it failed to stop in Thorne.

The Peugeot was travelling towards Hatfield when it collided with the tractor, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

Nineteen-year-old Scott Stobbs, from Stainforth, who was a passenger in the car, sustained life-threatening injuries and died two days later. The driver of the JCB was not injured.

McMinn was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death whilst driving a motor vehicle while disqualified, causing death while driving a motor vehicle without insurance, aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

South Yorkshire Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright said: “There can be no doubt that the offences committed were themselves of an extremely serious nature. However, the end result, which saw the loss of a young man’s life and devastation to his family, is nothing but tragic.”

Sergeant Andy Whittaker, who investigated the collision, said: “These are very serious offences, which have resulted in the loss of a young man and left his family devastated.”

 

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