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Parole denied for repeat drink-driver who killed woman

March 21, 2010

In October 2006, Barclay was disqualified from driving, but when stopped for driving with excess breath alcohol he gave his new identity issued under the witness protection scheme.

Two months later, while disqualified under both names he drove again, killing Miss Ashton.

In denying Barclay’s early release from prison, the Parole Board recommends that the Ashton family consider attending restorative justice.

The board says such a meeting would give Barclay an insight into what he has done, though it is up to the family to decide when and whether that meeting occurs.


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