Sis­ter’s emo­tional plea to stop the speed­ing driv­ers

‘Some sort of jus­tice’ for killed mum’s fam­ily Man jailed for dan­ger­ous driv­ing af­ter crash claimed girl­friend

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Will Ack­er­mann will.ack­er­mann@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THE fam­ily of a Hayes mum who was killed by her boyfriend’s dan­ger­ous driv­ing said they have ‘got some sort of jus­tice’ af­ter he was jailed.

Carl Mor­ris, 32, was driv­ing a Vaux­hall Corsa with Faye Nor­ris in the pas­sen­ger seat when it smashed into five parked ve­hi­cles in East­cote Lane, Har­row, on De­cem­ber 27 last year.

His trial at Har­row Crown Court heard he had been driv­ing be­tween 60mph and 65mph when the tragedy oc­curred, twice the speed limit.

Mor­ris was jailed for five years and eight months on April 10, hav­ing pleaded guilty to caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

This week, Faye Nor­ris’s sis­ter, Kelly, told the Gazette: “No sen­tence is go­ing to make us feel bet­ter be­cause it’s not go­ing to bring her back. But we’ve got some sort of jus­tice.”

She added: “I’m hop­ing that while he’s in there he’ll think about get­ting be­hind the wheel and driv­ing like a lu­natic. I’m hop­ing he’ll learn from his ac­tions and the con­se­quences.”

Miss Nor­ris, 31, died from her in­juries on Jan­uary 3, a week af­ter the crash.

Fol­low­ing the tragedy, friends and fam­ily took to Face­book to pay trib­ute to the mother-of-one, who lived with her nine-year-old son, Har­ley, in St Christo­pher’s Drive, Hayes, and worked as a carer.

Kelly, 35, of Ed­ward Road, Northolt, said: “She was such a bub­bly per­son. She was very out­go­ing and loud. “You’d hear her be­fore you saw her. She loved life.

“Her death has ripped us apart.

“If you lose some­one through an ill­ness that’s hard, but it’s kind of ac­cept­able. But you don’t ever dream of some­thing like this hap­pen­ing to you. She’s left a huge hole in our hearts.”

Mor­ris, of Pri­est Park Av­enue, Har­row, was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing im­me­di­ately af­ter the crash and, as part of his sen­tence, has now been banned for a fur­ther 10 years.

THE sis­ter of Faye Nor­ris, a Hayes mum who was fa­tally in­jured by her boyfriend’s dan­ger­ous driv­ing, has ap­pealed to oth­ers to think about their speed when they are be­hind the wheel.

Carl Mor­ris was driv­ing at be­tween 60mph and 65mph on a 30mph road when the tragedy oc­curred.

The Vaux­hall Corsa he was driv­ing ploughed into five parked ve­hi­cles in East­cote Lane, Har­row, on De­cem­ber 27.

Carer Miss Nor­ris, who had a nine-year-old son named Har­ley, died a week later.

Her sis­ter, Kelly Nor­ris, 35, of Ed­ward Road, Northolt, said: “Peo­ple need to think about the con­se­quences, be­cause not only is it hav­ing some­one in the car with you, it’s pedes­tri­ans walk­ing the streets.

“Driv­ing like that, where’s that go­ing to get you? It doesn’t get you any­where in life. It gets you be­hind bars or causes a heart­break some­where down the line.”

Mor­ris, 32, of Pri­est Park Av­enue, Har­row, was jailed for five years and eight months at Har­row Crown Court on April 10, af­ter plead­ing guilty to caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

He ac­cepted charges of caus­ing death whilst dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing, caus­ing death whilst un­li­censed, caus­ing death whilst unin­sured and breach­ing the terms of a sus­pended sen­tence or­der.

In ad­di­tion to his jail term, Mor­ris was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for 10 years, hav­ing also been banned im­me­di­ately af­ter the ac­ci­dent.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Stephen Pid­geon, from the Metropoli­tan Po­lice’s se­ri­ous col­li­sion in­ves­ti­ga­tion unit, said: “Mor­ris’s reck­less and dan­ger­ous driv­ing has cost the life of an in­no­cent woman.

“The dev­as­tat­ing im­pact Mor­ris’s ac­tions have had on Faye’s friends, fam­ily, and es­pe­cially her nine-year-old child, are dif­fi­cult to imag­ine. But this is a stark re­minder of the con­se­quences that driv­ing at ex­ces­sive speed can have.”

■ JAILED: Carl Mor­ris has been sen­tenced for caus­ing the death of Faye Nor­ris

Pho­tos con­trib­uted

VIC­TIM: Tragic Faye Nor­ris, left, pic­tured with her mum, Marie

n TRAGEDY: Mum-of-one Faye Nor­ris, 31, of St Christo­pher's Drive, Hayes, died fol­low­ing a crash in Har­row on De­cem­ber 27

n FAM­ILY’S LOSS: Faye Nor­ris with her beloved son Har­ley, nine

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