A driver has been banned for 18 months and sentenced to a 12-month community order, ordered to perform 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £500 costs for causing the death of a Northfield motorcyclist by careless driving.

Vincent Peat (38) from Northfield was killed when his green Kawaski ZX 600 collided with a black Citreon C2 driven by Damon Costello (24) of Handsworth in Edgbaston on 3rd October 2011.

The judge said that a report had demonstrated that Mr Costello had been badly affected by the accident and had been left feeling isolated and suicidal.

Read the full report on Birmingham Mail

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