Crash driver McCourt’s sentence appeal delayed

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A BID to toughen the sentence dished out to death-crash driver Gary McCourt has been delayed by a week.

A sheriff’s decision to let McCourt walk free from court with a driving ban of just five years after he was convicted of killing cyclist Audrey Fyfe, 75, sparked outrage in the Capital.

Another cyclist, George Dalgity, died after being knocked down by McCourt in 1985.

The Crown appealed against the “unduly lenient” sentence and a hearing was planned for August 6 – however, it will now take place at the Appeal Court on August 13.

Prosecutors lodged the appeal after a campaign, led by the Fyfe family and pressure group Cyclists’ Touring Club, saw more than 6000 write in to urge action.