Football agent found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving at Tebay

Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017

A FOOTBALL agent has been found guilty of causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving following a six-day trial at Carlisle Crown Court.

Peter Morrison (37), of The Warke, Worsley, Manchester, lost control of his Mercedes 4x4 vehicle on the M6, near Tebay, as he headed south from Glasgow on Sunday, 21st February, last year.

His car hit traffic officers Adam Gibb and Paul Holroyd as they were helping with a previous accident.

Morrison previously pleaded guilty to causing Mr. Gibb's death, as well as causing Mr. Holroyd's life changing injuries, by careless driving but denied the two more serious charges.

During the trial the jury heard his average speed was 81mph and he had been constantly sending and receiving text messages during the journey through strong winds and driving rain.

The jury returned the two unanimous guilty verdicts this morning and Morrison was released on bail and will be sentenced on 23rd November.