R v Melanie Last - Norwich Crown Court - 27 March 2017

Statement from Damien Moore, Partner at Fosters Solicitors:

Today the Jury at Norwich Crown Court has returned a unanimous verdict confirming that our client Mrs Melanie Last was not responsible for causing a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on Monday 29 June 2015 on the A146 at Thurton in Norfolk.

Mrs Last wishes to thank the Jury for reaching their unanimous verdict in what was a very difficult, tragic and deeply upsetting case. Her sincere gratitude is also expressed to every member of the emergency services who attended on the day and displayed courage and skill beyond the call of duty.

Mrs Last extends her heartfelt sympathy to the family of the deceased William Plewman. Her thoughts remain with the family at this incredibly difficult time.

Damien Moore, a Solicitor and Partner at Fosters Solicitors commented "The nightmare of this fatal collision will inevitably remain with Mrs Last for the rest of her life. She is however incredibly relieved at the verdict returned by the Jury who have reaffirmed that she was in no way to blame for the tragedy which occurred in the morning of 29 June 2015.

For nearly two years we have worked relentlessly to show that Mrs Last was not responsible for causing this fatal collision. We set about at a very early stage putting together a team which would secure the right outcome which included instructing an experienced forensic road traffic consultant.

We are delighted with the findings of the Jury but recognise this was a deeply upsetting case for all parties concerned and our own thoughts naturally extend to the family of the deceased too".

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