Double killer back behind bars after crash

Stephen Bosanko
Stephen Bosanko
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A double killer who was responsible for the death of a young woman in a car crash has been jailed after crashing a stolen car in which another young woman was a passenger.

Stephen Bosanko, 37, of no fixed abode, was responsible for the death of Nicola Shalloe in a car crash in 2002.

The 20-year-old was a backseat passenger in a car which Bosanko ploughed into a lamp-post in Ribbleton, Preston.

She died of multiple injuries in hospital.

Three years earlier he had admitted the manslaughter of his childhood friend, a 22-year-old father-of-three who suffered fatal head injuries in an attack near the Greyhound pub in London Road.

In his latest spate of offending Bosanko, who is dad to a toddler, sped off after being spotted by police in a stolen Ford Fiesta outside business premises on Miller Road, Ribbleton,at 1.50am on June 11.

He crashed into the wall of a house on Watling Street Road and fled, leaving his female passenger at the scene. His DNA was found on the activated airbag.

Prosecutor Richard Bennett described how in a separate incident on November 19 last year he smashed into Galloway’s Bakers in St John’s Shopping centre in Preston.

After failing to find any cash he smashed into Centre News newsagents in the same centre and stole £2,000 of cigarettes.

He admitted aggravated vehicle taking and two burglaries in a hearing at Preston’s Sessions House Court, and also admitted theft from Aldi in Garstang, where he fled with more than £300 groceries in his trolley.

Defending James Heyworth said he had been using his time in custody to train as a prison Samaritan.

Recorder Andrew Long jailed him for two and a half years and banned him from driving for five years.

He told Bosanko: “You of all people should know that passengers can be killed in that situation.”