Search

Dagenham prisoner killed on day release

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

Archant

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.

    Report this comment

    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)?

    Report this comment

    Sazzy

    Friday, January 21, 2011

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

    Report this comment

    DONK

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

  • what goes around?

    Report this comment

    2011

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Latest Barking and Dagenham News Stories

Yesterday, 18:30
Badly Drawn Boy (real name Damon Gough) will headline Barking Folk Festival Picture: James Arnold/PA Images

Traditional tunes, morris men and maypoles are set to celebrate the wonderfully weird as the town centre hosts its second annual music festival, complete with a royal street party, Seth Lakeman, Badly Drawn Boy and craft classes for partygoers young and old

Yesterday, 15:33
Valence House, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham - Medieval Festival.
Display by the Knights Templar

As the sun set on Sunday evening crowds gathered to witness Aymer de Valence defend his sister’s honour in a clash of swords over unpaid debts to Barking Abbey.

Yesterday, 14:54
Cllr Darren Rodwell by Bobby Moore Way

The life of World Cup winner and former Westbury (Ripple) primary school pupil Bobby Moore will be celebrated at the Broadway theatre on Thursday.

Yesterday, 10:15
Ben Whiting, nine, and Max Whiting, five, with Pcs Paul Corbeij and Glen Parry

Hundreds of people took a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into life in the police force at a special family open day.

Mon, 14:55
Janet Foley, who has been hailed as a 'wonderful human being'

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved grandmother who recently lost her struggle with cancer.

Mon, 12:11
Barkingside Magistrates' Court

A woman who kept neighbours awake by playing bass-heavy music early in the morning has been fined £1,300.

Mon, 07:00
Natalie Reynolds, left, with Michelle Harding, right and Louisa Smith, centre

A carer has been driven “bonkers” after receiving two parking fines while treating a client.

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Calls for stricter gun laws have been made to protect Barking and Dagenham cats after Billy, above, was shot with an airgun

An alarming rise in fatal air gun attacks on cats has left vets calling for a change in legislation to restrict the sale and use of the weapons.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe