Bethel campsite incident: sentencing delayed after mum’s death

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Sentencing has been adjourned in the case of a man who crashed a car into two tents at a campsite near Bethel.

But a judge warned Jake Waterhouse (26) of Partington, Greater Manchester, to expect a lengthy jail term following the death of a mother-of-two in hospital.

Anna Roselyn Evans (46) from Aberystwyth was staying at the Rhyd-y-Galen campsite when the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday 19th August. She died eight days later from her injuries at a specialist trauma unit in Stoke.

Mold Crown Court heard Waterhouse had already pleaded guilty to four charges, including causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving without a licence or insurance.

But prosecutors said there was no medical evidence yet to confirm if Mrs Evans had died as a result of what happened. It will be considered by the Attorney General once it’s available, in order to consider whether to press an alternative charge.

The court heard Waterhouse’s defence had already indicated he would plead guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Judge Rhys Rowlands admitted that he was not aware of Mrs Evans’ death until the day of the hearing, but he warned the defendant there could only be a custodial sentence ”of some length” for ”such a desperate crime”.

Two men and a woman were also injured when Waterhouse took a friend’s Subaru Impreza car and drove around the campsite after drinking heavily.

He was remanded in custody until sentencing at Mold Crown Court on Tuesday 22nd October.

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