Three year driving ban for Jonathan Baird who killed cyclist Frank Mugisha

This Is Local London: Frank Mugisha died after the accident in Tottenham on March 27 Frank Mugisha died after the accident in Tottenham on March 27

A driver who killed a cyclist in Tottenham has been banned from driving for three years.

Jonathan Baird, 63, of Margaret Avenue in Waltham Forest, hit 41-year-old cyclist Frank Mugisha in White Hart Lane on March 27 last year.

Baird, who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, received a six-month suspended prison sentence and was ordered to pay £500 in costs and do 150 hours of unpaid work.

He can apply to take an extended driving test in three years to get his licence back.

Father-of-four Mr Mugisha, from Hoe Lane in Enfield Wash, died of multiple injuries in the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel six days after the crash.

Mr Mugisha, who was originally from Uganda, is remembered by his 33-year-old friend Isaac Adams as a “lovely” abd “popular” man who got on with everyone.

More than 300 people attended his funeral in Mary Mother of God Catholic Church in Nags Head Road to pay their respects to the family man.

Baird was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court in Lordship Lane on January 25 after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on December 21.

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8:48am Sat 9 Feb 13

tinyandtall says...

This driver should have been Banned for Life.

The Laws of this country of ours, are strange, it seem`s if you kill a Cyclist you just get a slap on the Wrist.
This driver should have been Banned for Life. The Laws of this country of ours, are strange, it seem`s if you kill a Cyclist you just get a slap on the Wrist. tinyandtall
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