Mum’s disgust after dangerous driver who caused son’s death is spared jail after flouting eight-year roads ban

Sammy Edwards and below Greg Stiles

Sammy Edwards and below Greg Stiles


A mum whose son was killed by a dangerous driver is ‘disgusted’ after the culprit was spared another prison sentence for flouting his eight-year driving ban.

Sammy Edwards, 30, from Marsh was jailed in 2010 following the death of Thame teenager Greg Stiles on the A4129 Risborough Road between Kingsey and Longwick.

Edwards overtook three cars while driving his father’s BMW X5, forcing Greg to veer onto a grass verge, causing the crash which killed him and leaving girlfriend Abigail Dowdy fighting for her life.

He was released in 2012, after serving only two and a half years of his five-year sentence.

Edwards had previously served 15 months behind bars in 2004 for dangerous driving and violent disorder.

Despite being banned from driving for eight years he was caught behind the wheel on the A41 near Bicester in June this year.

He was ordered to undertake 100 hours community service and pay £145 in costs, an outcome Maggie described as ‘an insult to Greg.’

Greg’s mum Maggie said: “We feel upset, disgusted and let down but not surprised at what happened in court.”

Speaking outside court on Wednesday, Edwards said he ‘had nothing to say to the family.’

Maggie said: “I pity him and I really don’t know how he sleeps at night.

“I hope he never gets in a car again.”




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