Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison after "Loving Husband and Father" Paul Greenfield Killed
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A 30-year-old man from Stockton has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after causing the death of 58-year-old Paul Greenfield.
Arron Dunlop was speeding and had been drinking in the pub for hours before the car he was driving hit Paul’s motorbike on the A1027 in Norton on Thursday 8th June, as Paul travelled home from work.
Arron made no attempt to help and fled the scene, with the aim of leaving the country to evade justice.
Paul sadly died, leaving behind his wife and three children. Our thoughts remain with them at this extremely difficult time.
Speaking of today’s sentence, Senior Investigating Officer, Temporary Detective Superintendent Chris Motson, said: “I am pleased with the sentence handed to Arron Dunlop today.
“Paul was travelling home to his family after his shift at work and unfortunately he never arrived. Whilst nothing will ever bring back Paul, I hope that today’s outcome will bring his family some form of comfort.
“Arron Dunlop had previously been convicted of traffic offences and on the night that he fatally injured Paul Greenfield, he had consumed alcohol whilst drinking in the pub for hours beforehand. He then got into his car and was travelling at excessive speed when Paul was tragically killed.
“Afterwards Dunlop made no attempt to help Paul and instead immediately abandoned the car and made off. He travelled to the airport where he attempted to leave the country to evade justice. The instant actions carried out by officers meant that he was tracked down and arrested before he could get on a flight.
“Dunlop will now spend time behind bars to consider his actions that night, which stole a loving father and husband from his family. This case is sadly one which highlights the dangers of driving whilst under the influence and driving dangerously at excess speed.”