BREAKING- Man jailed for life for Andrew Flamson murder in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

BREAKING- Man jailed for life for Andrew Flamson murder in Coventry

Coventry Editorial 28th Jul, 2023   0

A MAN has been jailed for life for the murder of Andrew Flamson in Coventry.

Ashley Donald will serve a minimum term of 23 years for the crime, which saw him drive into Mr Flamson as he walked his dog with family and friends in Coventry.

Samuel Henneberry, Carl Tomlinson and Callum Ayre were also jailed for manslaughter.

Henneberry was sentenced to 15 years, while Tomlinson was given 13 years and Ayre was jailed for 12 years.

On July 12 last year, a car was driven the wrong way up the road, through a ‘no entry’ sign and past cones and bollards which blocked entry to Grosvenor Road, before deliberately hitting the father-of-one and the three other people.

Mr Flamson suffered fatal head injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital three days later.

A post-mortem showed Mr Flamson, aged 40 and from Coventry, had died from a traumatic head injury.

Another man in his 40s suffered a traumatic head injury which has caused life-changing issues.

Two teenagers suffered less serious injuries while the dog also had to be put down shortly afterwards.

They had been deliberately hit by the silver Mondeo shortly after a row with another group of men over a longstanding debt.

The Mondeo drove away with passers-by coming to the aid of those injured and calling emergency services.

Ashley Donald was driving the car, with passengers including his father Samuel Henneberry.

They had several weapons with them including a wooden pole and a baseball bat.

Investigators trawled CCTV from the area and used mobile phone data to piece together the men’s movements on that night, with the Mondeo later found abandoned in Compass Court.

The men were soon arrested but Donald had fled to Ireland two days after the fatal collision.

Police started the process to extradite him but he returned to the UK in September and handed himself in at Coventry Police Station.

All the men denied the crime but were found guilty in May.

Andrew’s family paid tribute to him, describing him as a kind, loving and gentle man.

“He was loved by his family, his partner and lots of friends. We prayed for justice for our lost boy.

“Andrew is now our spirit in the sky, dancing with the Angels, and he will probably be teaching them his dance moves.”


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