A RAMSBURY man has been jailed for six years for killing a woman while speeding on the A4 out of Marlborough.

A jury at Salisbury Crown Court found Alexander May, 28, guilty of causing death by dangerous driving today (Monday, December 11). He has been jailed for six years and handed a ten-year driving ban.

On Thursday, June 9 last year, Jane Thompson, 54, from the Redhouse area of Swindon was walking on the pavement along the A4 after finishing work at Savernake Hospital. She was walking down the hill into Marlborough when May's BMW mounted the pavement and hit her.

Despite a valiant attempt by a passer-by and paramedics, she sadly died at the scene.

Police found May had been speeding up the hill out of Marlborough towards Froxfield when the collision happened.

May's co-defendant, 25-year-old Jordan Blake, from Ogbourne St George was found not guilty of death by dangerous driving.

Inspector Frazer Davey, from the Road Collision Unit, said: “Alexander May has not shown any remorse throughout this whole investigation, refusing to answer any questions when interviewed.

“I hope today’s result, which I welcome, gives Jane’s family some comfort that justice has been served.

“This man was out for his own selfish ends that fateful day - wanting to prove to any road user who could drive the fastest, who had more skill behind the wheel, whose car was better. However, as we have seen, there was no thought given to anyone else on this busy main road.

“This has been a long and complex investigation and I would like to pay tribute to the dedication and tenacity of all the officers and staff in the Road Collision Unit who have helped us in bringing today’s successful conviction.

“I hope this case highlights our dedication to finding the truth and bringing offenders like May to justice."