Indeterminate sentence after fatal crash in Derry last year
A man who admitted the manslaughter of a police constable has been jailed for 12 years.
Shane Christopher Frane received an indeterminate sentence and will only be considered for release by the Northern Ireland Parole Commission after he has served a minimum of six years in jail.
Frane, whose address was given on court papers as c/o Maghaberry, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 27-year-old police constable Philippa Reynolds (above) on February 9 last year.
He also admitted burglary, criminal damage, driving whilst unfit and other motoring offences.
Constable Reynolds was fatally injured when the stolen 4×4, driven by Frane, crashed into the armoured car she was a passenger in.
Frane’s co-accused Conor Tyrone Clarence, of Bonds Hill, received a fixed sentence of three and a half years.
He will serve 21 months of this in jail and a further 21 months on licence.