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Steve Farrell  says:

Death crash policewoman resigns

A policewoman who caused a crash that killed a motorcyclist while talking on her phone has resigned. Collette Carpenter stepped down after the Crown Prosecution Services’ decision not to charge her was reported in the national press. Carpenter was talking on her phone when she pulled into the path of motorcyclist David Bartholomew, 54, an inquest heard. But the CPS...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (01 March 2013 16:17)

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Jan 09

Posts: 96

Rowdygimly says:


So she gets away with it again without being punished?

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Feb 12

Posts: 141

pissedsid says:


And just how did that phone get answered, and how did it find its self on hands free? I thought it was a naughty to have a mobile in your hand whilst driving? At some point during her journey she must have operated her phone manually whilst driving, Oh silly me I forgot she was a member of the force! therefore immune to the law and to prosecution,

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May 05

Posts: 36

bikerred says:


Once more the Law is an ASS

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Feb 10

Posts: 201

wesley01 says:

Its so sad hearing about a loss like this, especially the circumstances and the relaxed manner that the policewoman was not convicted of doing wrong. Just makes one shake their head and think when will preferential treatment stop.

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Nov 07

Posts: 182

bird1050 says:

ugly fecking pig

WTF another plod avoids justice mmmmmmmmmmm

if it was any of us we would be hung drawn and quatered by now


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Nov 10

Posts: 266

Homer40 says:


....she was probably advised to resign in order to avoid anymore comments about Police and CPS and officers of law being above said law (which we all know they are)

Exellent comment on here, "she must have held the phone at some point of her journey to have the phone on loudspeaker" Yes indeed she must have, but it's unbelievable that the CPS and the Law won't prosecute this thing.

If that was you or I driving, the police and the CPS would be besides themselves trying to get a conviction, If you speak to an officer on duty they look at you stupid let alone challenge one.

This T**t of a hobby bobby needs to be prosecuted, why has the matter not been passed to the IPPC or Obudsman for consideration, everytrhing else gets passed up, so why not this?

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Dec 12

Posts: 1456

Diablere says:

Tha Damage

has been done.

there is a lot of motorbike riders in this country, and word of this has travelled far in a short space of time.

Faith in the system, and those who uphold it has been severly damaged in my eyes.

Both the CPS and the police need to take steps to try and regain our confidence in them, at the very least she needs to face charges on the perverting the course of justice thats she's clearly commited by lying about the phone in the first place.she's admitted that, its watertight,

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Jul 06

Posts: 6

Simon33 says:


So, are the Police saying that it is perfectly legal to drive a car with a handheld mobile in your lap switched to loudspeaker ? Very dubious indeed.

We need a Police motorcyclists' opinion on this, the trouble is the Police tend to close ranks.

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Apr 12

Posts: 143

69Fastback says:


To be fair, a number of police officers have gone onto various message boards, condemning the CPS's decision not to prosecute. The injustice lies firmly at the CPS's door. We (the motorcycling community) must keep up the pressure on the CPS.

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Jan 05

Posts: 165

nigel100 says:


i sincerely hope hope that this opens up the possibility for a private conviction, the pigs wont convict their own but hopefully this will enable her to remain in prison for the same period of time any person would get if convicted of killing a pig . It is so wromg that they havent so far convicted her even though there is enough evidence  which indicates she was on the phone at the time of the accident. What I fail to understand is why the lawyers for the deceased havent asked for the phone comapnies records therebye proving or not that she was on the phone at the time of the offence. the police have got to learn that they have to live within the same laws as we do and if they consider themselves beyond that then they deserve every repurcusion available to the public to rid ourselves of these blood suckers once and for all.

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