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Dagenham prisoner killed on day release

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 January 2011

Carl Samuel who was mowed down by a lorry in the Suffolk area

Carl Samuel who was mowed down by a lorry in the Suffolk area

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DAGENHAM man Carl Samuel was killed on Saturday – suffering the same fate as a pedestrian he knocked down in an accident.

Mr Samuel, 22, of Tenterden Road, was serving five years at Hollesley Bay Prison in Suffolk for causing death by dangerous driving after hitting and killing a pedestrian.

It is still not clear why he was walking along the A14 near Kirton, but last night his older brother Jason, 29, said Carl had been with his girlfriend but had got out of the car.

Initial reports said he was in collision with a lorry but police are still investigating the circumstances of his death.

Warm tributes have been paid to Mr Samuel, who was on day release from Hollesley at the time of the accident, which happened at 5.40pm.

He was sentenced to five years in prison in September 2009 after being found guilty of offences connected with a road accident in August 2007.

4 comments

  • I must say that without the details on this person's conviction, I would have to say it was poetic justice. Can't say that serving 5 years is enough and being on day release is just not right. I think his demise was forth-coming.

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    fsa0033

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

  • Carl was a nice young man who made a mistake and was paying for it, quite rightly. He was devastated after the accident. How dare you all make judgements like this when you know nothing about him or his family (who I have known for over 40 years)?

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    Sazzy

    Friday, January 21, 2011

  • how can you say that when you never knew him !!!!??? R.I.P carl you will never be forgotten

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    DONK

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

  • what goes around?

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