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Worcester man sentenced for causing death by careless driving

A man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to causing the death of 47-year-old Anthony Ryder by careless driving in December 2017.

Mark Treasure, aged 55 of Green Lane, Bevere (near Worcester) appeared at Worcester Crown Court yesterday (Monday 28 January) for sentencing.

The collision happened on the morning of 22 December 2017, when Treasure's Fiat Doblo van was in collision with a cyclist on the A449, Claines.

Anthony Ryder, who was riding the bike, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Treasure appeared at the same court on 2 January where he pleaded guilty to the offence.

He was yesterday given a four month custodial sentence, combined with a three year and two month driving ban.

PC Steven Eldredge from West Mercia Police said: "This was a tragic case to investigate, but I hope that the conclusion of the court case has given the family some form of closure.
 
"I would like to thank all the witnesses that came forward to assist us with our enquiries. The information they provided was crucial to the investigation.

"We are committed to improving road safety and prioritise fatal and serious injury road traffic collisions to ensure that every effort is made to bring offenders to justice."

Note to editors: There is no mugshot available of Mark Treasure

Issued: 9.40am, Tuesday 29 January, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 29/01/19