UK Politics

Lord Ahmed jailed

A Labour peer who sent and received text messages minutes before he was involved in a fatal crash on the M1 has been jailed for 12 weeks.

Lord Ahmed, 51, was driving his Jaguar when he hit a stationary car in the outside lane of the motorway on Christmas Day 2007.

The driver of the other vehicle, Martyn Gombar, 28, was killed.

It seems a terribly short sentence, even compared with this case which was also criticised.