The family of Ronald Brown who was killed after David Edmonds crashed into him at 74mph and going through a red light at the junction of Kings Road and Seymour Grove in Old Trafford pay tribute to him:
Written by Janice Brown.
Before I begin, I would like to publicly thank the men and women of Greater Manchester Police on behalf of my family for all their diligent work on my brother’s case, and for the help and support they have given to our family during this very difficult period, in particular our Family Liaison Officer, Sarah Cavanagh, and the Senior Investigating Officer, Karl Horner.
Our family has been left devastated by the senseless and preventable loss of Ronald. He was a much-loved son, dad, brother, friend and so much more to so many people. He was a decent, loving human being who deserved to live a long and happy life. On April 4th, his life was cut short in the most brutal way by the irresponsible, reckless and selfish actions of an individual who is not worthy of being named.
Whatever sentence that individual received today, it will never be enough to heal the lifetime of pain that our family and friends now have to endure. This is due to the failure of the previous government to fulfil a pledge made in 2017 to raise the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving from 14 years to life imprisonment. In July, former Prime Minister Theresa May launched a fresh bid to get this law changed. She was successful at the first reading, but there are still many stages to go through, and she needs support from across Parliament. I am therefore calling on every member of the British public to contact their own MP, whether they are Government or Opposition, and ask them to support Mrs May’s bill when it goes for its second reading later this week .
My brother would have fought for justice for every member of his family, and we will not forsake him. We are determined that his death will not be in vain, and we are determined to get justice for him and for the other victims of dangerous drivers.