Lorry driver who caused crash that killed cyclist Dr Ling Felce in court for sentence

A lorry driver will appear in court this morning to be sentenced for causing the crash that killed mum-of-two Dr Ling Felce. Robert Whiting, 40, of Brome Place, Barton, pleaded guilty last month to causing death by dangerous driving. READ MORE: Truck driver admits dangerous driving death

Dr Felce was riding her bicycle on The Plain roundabout in Oxford's city centre on March 1 when she was struck by the tipper lorry driven by unlicensed and uninsured driver Whiting. In a tribute released at the time, husband James said of the Oxford University researcher: "Ling was the light of our family and we are devastated to lose her so young when she had so many dreams for herself and her children that she was beginning to realise." The sentencing is expected to be heard in front of Judge Michael Gledhill QC in courtroom one at 10.30am.

This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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