Speed­ing killer biker is jailed

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A MO­TOR­CY­CLIST has been jailed for three years and four months for killing a pedes­trian the first time he rode his new su­per­bike.

Crane op­er­a­tor Paul Le­beau, 50, ad­mit­ted caus­ing the death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing of Peter Tay­lor, 61, who was knocked down as he crossed the road to meet his niece for lunch.

Le­beau had just picked up the Yamaha YZF-R1 on the morn­ing of the crash on Jan­uary 10 last year.

He reached speeds of up to 74mph in a 30mph zone and per­formed an il­le­gal right turn on the Mile End Road in east Lon­don when he ploughed into de­voted father and fam­ily man Mr Tay­lor.

Sen­tenc­ing at the Old Bai­ley, Judge Peter Rook QC also banned him from driv­ing for eight years and 10 months and or­dered him to pay £1,000 costs.

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