Olympic silver medallist and Tour de France rider Harry Reynolds speaking on behalf of Solihull CC said: “We as a club are appalled at this sentence. It just beggars belief that anyone’s life is worth just this. The driver wasn’t even fined.”
And he went on to accuse the courts of a cover-up after hearing that when our reporter checked to see if Cook’s case was going ahead on November 15, he was told that Cook’s defence had asked for an adjournment so there was no need to attend, when in reality they were happy to proceed.
“This has all the signs of a cover up - in my view he should have had a five year custodial sentence at the very minimum,” he said.
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