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Partner of jailed biker: "We could lose our house"

Published: 06 March 2009

Updated: 19 November 2014

The partner of jailed 122mph speeder Robert Bennett says she¹s afraid the 47-year-old Hayabusa rider will lose his job and the house they share as a result of his conviction.  

Bennett was sentenced to six months in Exeter jail last week after being filmed riding at 122mph with his 14 year old son riding pillion. Christine, Bennett's partner of three years told MCN: "I'm shocked, my body is shocked. I'm having to take one day at a time. There's so much uncertainty about Robert's job. I never thought I'd have to live alone again and now we don¹t even know about the house."

 Judge Phillips Wassall said he had to issue the tough sentence as a warning to others: "With your 14-year-old son on the back the level of responsibility is almost unbelievable. There is no way I can avoid an immediate prison sentence and I have to send out a message to others."

But Christine says: "Robert's son's been brought up with bikes, hes a big lad, taller than his dad. He loves riding with his dad. I just can¹t explain why he's been sent to prison. I wish someone could."

Bennett is seeking leave to appeal his conviction.

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