Hednesford Road hit and run: John Thomason sentenced

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The incident occurred near the Thai Lanna restaurant. Imagery from Bing! maps.

At 12:50am, Sunday 10th August 2014, there was a hit and run incident in Brownhills West, in which a white van hit two men on the pavement – it caused quite a stir locally as many readers will no doubt recall.

Court proceedings have been ongoing for a while, and the story recently made the Express & Star, when the relatives of one of the victims were concerned about the nature of charges in the case.

There’s now a full report online here.

I note this evening that Lisa O’Brien, senior reporter with the Express & Star, had tweeted the following at 7:35pm Friday:

John Thomason who seriously injured Gareth James in a hit and run in #Brownhills has been jailed for 7yrs 4months. Read tomorrow’s E&S.

I feature this here for reader information only, as I know many were interested in the outcome of this case – those wanting to learn more should buy Saturday’s Express & Star.


An awful incident. Image with thanks to David Marler.

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