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Cadet: Van driver jailed for killing grime rapper

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Cadet: Van driver jailed for killing grime rapper
Cadet was travelling in a taxi on his way to a gig at Keele University

A man who killed grime rapper Cadet in a crash after drinking six pints of beer has been jailed for four years and eight months.

Jordan Birch's van smashed into the taxi Cadet was in at twice the 30mph speed limit. The 28-year-old, whose real name was Blaine Johnson, was on his way to a gig at Keele University.

The head-on crash happened in February last year in Wrinehill, Staffordshire.

Birch, 23, from Shropshire, admitted causing death by dangerous driving.

He also pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving to the taxi driver.


The defendant, from Woore, had been veering on to the wrong side of the A531 and driving at 65-69mph, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard.


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10 January 2020, 12:01