Emneth motorist sentenced for secretary’s death

Carolyn Jobson
Carolyn Jobson

Community service and ban for Elm crash

Janet Durrant, 66, of Church Road, Emneth, has been given 240 hours community service and a two year driving ban for causing the death of Carolyn Jobson by driving without due care and attention.

Mrs Jobson, 64, of Arles Avenue in Wisbech, was cycling on Friday Bridge Road in Elm at around 5pm when she was involved in a collision with a Skoda Felicia on March 27 last year.

Mrs Jobson died the scene of the accident and had been due to retire as secretary of Elm Primary School the week after the accident.

Keith, her husband of 43 years, has given his reaction to the sentence, which was given during a hearing in Cambridge Crown Court on Monday last week.

He said: “I accept the court’s decision but I don’t feel that it reflects the severity of what she did.”

Mrs Jobson had worked at the school for more than 20 years.

A memorial garden has been created at the school for Mrs Jobson.

All of the pupils worked with Christy Avraam to create a beautiful mosaic picture which spreads across five panels.

She had also served as clerk to Wisbech St Mary Parish Council for 15 years.

In paying tribute, Mr Jobson said: “Whatever job she took on, Carolyn did it to the letter and with enthusiasm.

“She was very committed and put in more hours of work than necessary because that was her.”

PC James Thorne, who investigated, said: “The tragic consequences of this incident demonstrate the importance of giving driving your full attention and concentration every second you are behind the wheel.”