Police hunt ex-bus driver who killed man in car crash after taking cocaine


Police are searching for an ex-bus driver who killed a man in a high-speed car crash after taking cocaine.

Gerald Cotter was driving his Vauxhall Meriva at more than 50mph in a 30mph zone when he hit Kieron Fevrier near London‘s Olympic Park in November 2016.

The 23-year-old victim was a motorcycle display team instructor.

Cotter was sentenced to seven years in jail in March 2017 – six years for causing death by dangerous driving, plus a concurrent one-year term for having no insurance at the time.

The 56-year-old was also jailed for a further year for handling stolen goods and a blade, to run consecutively to the driving offences.

He was banned from driving for eight-and-a-half years.

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Police are looking for him after he was recalled to prison for breaching conditions of his release.

He has links to the Hackney area and anyone who sees him is urged to call 999.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or contact @MCC on X, quoting CAD 3190/22 Nov, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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