Driver pleads guilty to dangerous driving following Wisbech crash which killed former Neale Wade student

THE driver of a car who killed Wisbech graduate Jamie Butcher a year ago has changed his plea to guilty on the eve of his trial.

Michael Moore, 39, of Murrow Lane, Parson Drove, was due to face a jury next Monday at Cambridge Crown Court, charged with dangerous driving on February 20 last year in Churchill Road.

Jamie, 22, oa former Neale Wade student who had recently obtained a psychology degree from De Montford University in Leicester, died in the collision.

In court today Moore changed his plea to guilty. Now he must wait to hear his fate. Sentencing was adjourned until later this month for reports to be provided.

Judge Jonathan Haworth released Moore on bail but told him “this offence ordinarily carries a sentence of imprisonment and the fact you have bail doesn’t indicate the sentence you will receive at the end of the day.”


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The day before he died Jamie, of Stow Road, Wisbech, had been accepted by Manchester University to study for a post graduate degree in human rights.

Immediately prior to his death Jamie – who was described by his mum Tina as a “beautiful human being, so fun and loving” – had been working at Pike Textiles.

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