‘We’re serving a life sentence’ – Mum of South Yorkshire teenager Josh Tyler hits out at jail sentence passed to son’s killer – UK News

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The heartbroken mum of a South Yorkshire teenager killed by a dangerous driver today branded his three year jail term ‘shocking’ and said: “We’re serving a life sentence.”

Josh Tyler, aged 16, of Swallownest, near Sheffield, died when he was knocked off his moped just a few minutes from his home.

Tobias Shelton was jailed for three years

Tobias Shelton, 20, was jailed for three years at Sheffield Crown Court after admitting causing death by dangerous driving. He will be eligible for release in 18 months.

Today Josh’s mum Julie Henley-Smith said: “The person who killed him will be back on the streets living his life again after 18 months and we’ll still be serving a life sentence without Josh.

“It’s shocking that my boy’s life was lost for such a short sentence.”

A ‘stupid decision’ by a ‘reckless’ young driver left a teenager dead and shattered his family’s lives forever, a devastated mum said today.

Josh with mum Julie, dad Ray and sister Jodie

Josh with mum Julie, dad Ray and sister Jodie

Josh Tyler, aged 16, was just minutes away from his his home in Swallownest, near Sheffield, when he was knocked off his moped and killed in April, 2015.

Tobias Shelton, 20, of Rose Garth, Aston, had pleaded not guilty to death by dangerous driving in November 2016 but later changed his plea and was jailed for three years at Sheffield Crown Court.

Now his heartbroken family have criticised his killer’s sentence saying it is ‘not long enough’.

Shelton is expected to serve just 18 months of the three year sentence for killing popular Josh Tyler, of Hepworth Drive, Swallownest.

Tributes to Josh at the family home in Swallownest

Tributes to Josh at the family home in Swallownest

“We know no length of sentence will bring Josh back but the one handed…

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