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Who is Michael Lawrence? Wikipedia, Biography, Age, Jailed, Emily Lewis Death

Michael Lawrence Wikipedia – Michael Lawrence Biography

Michael Lawrence and owner Michael Howley have been sentenced at Winchester Crown Court. The tearful mother of a 15-year-old girl killed in a speedboat crash has branded the skipper a “coward”, as he and the company owner avoided being sent to prison.


He is 55 years old.

Emily Lewis Death

The family of a 15-year-old girl who was killed in a speedboat crash have described the moment her life support system was turned off and criticised the skipper as a “coward” as he was given a suspended jail sentence.

Emily Lewis suffered fatal injuries after the rigid inflatable boat (Rib) collided with a 4.5-metre buoy at 42mph in Southampton Water, with a number of other passengers left seriously injured.

Michael Lawrence Jailed

Michael Lawrence, 55, who was driving the boat, was found not guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence but convicted of failing to maintain a proper lookout and to proceed at a safe speed.

Michael Howley, 52, the owner of Seadogz, the company that ran the boat trips, was convicted of not operating the vessel safely.

They were sentenced at Winchester crown court on Friday to 18 weeks in custody, suspended for two years, ordered to complete 125 hours of community service and pay £1,000 of court costs.

Judge Butcher said: “It is still unknown exactly why you, Michael Lawrence, drove the Rib as you did.

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“I am sure the accident was not caused by your deliberately driving at the buoy or aiming to go close and swerve away, instead what happened must have been the result of inattention or distraction.”

Christine Agnew KC, prosecuting, told the trial that Emily’s parents, Simon and Nicola, had taken their daughters, Emily and Amy, for the “high thrills” speedboat ride on 22 August 2020.

The Rib sped directly at the buoy for 14 seconds before hitting it, throwing two passengers into the water and injuring several others.

Lawrence told the trial he had lost his vision momentarily before hitting the buoy.

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