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Jail for man who dragged Swanley man along road after hitting him with his car

PUBLISHED: 09:09 22 February 2016 | UPDATED: 09:09 22 February 2016

Erasmus Ahwoi

Erasmus Ahwoi

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He was sentenced on Friday, February 19

A 30-year-old man has jailed for causing death by dangerous driving after he dragged a Swanley man along a road.

Erasmus Ahwoi was sentenced to eight years in prison at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday, February 19.

Ahwoi, of Stroud Green Gardens, Croydon, had met up with Thomas Rossiter on July 4 last year.

The pair met in Hart Dyke Road in Swanley.

Following a dispute, Mr Rossiter exited Ahwoi’s vehicle, but as he drove away, he hit Mr Rossiter, dragging him along the road for around 100 metres.

Police managed to trace Ahwoi’s car to Croydon using number plate recognition cameras.

DCI Nick Gossett said: “Ahwoi’s reckless actions have led to the unnecessary death of a man who was dragged along the street and suffered some quite appalling injuries.

“The sentence passed today will hopefully provide some closure and I would again like to thank the family and friends of Mr Rossiter for their support with our investigation and also the courage shown throughout this difficult time.”

At the same hearing he was sentenced to four and a half years for drug offences, which was a separate case.

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