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MP James Wild to continue asking for increased prison sentence for King’s Lynn drug-driver Aurelijus Cielevicius





North West Norfolk’s MP has called for more answers after learning the perpetrator of an “appalling crime” will not be subjected to an increased prison sentence.

Summer Mace, who lost her sister, mother and step-father in a horror A47 crash last year, met with the UK’s Attorney General on Monday in a bid to appeal their killer’s jail term.

Drug-driver Aurelijus Cielevicius ploughed into the family’s car while under the influence of crystal meth, cannabis and mephedrone, and was handed ten-and-a-half years in prison.

Aurelijus Cielevicius will likely serve just seven years of his jail term. Picture: Norfolk Police
Aurelijus Cielevicius will likely serve just seven years of his jail term. Picture: Norfolk Police

Summer felt the Lynn man was “let off” by the judge’s sentencing, and has since launched an appeal to change it. However, this week’s meeting brought about no success – leaving her feeling “highly insulted and frustrated”.

MP James Wild has been in dialogue with Summer and her father Jason for a number of months, and following the meeting with Victoria Mary Prentis KC – the Attorney General – he has pledged to keep fighting their case.

“This was an appalling crime and the sentence imposed was wholly inadequate which is why I have been supporting Summer and her family’s campaign,” Mr Wild said.

North West Norfolk MP James Wild has been supporting Summer Mace in her campaign
North West Norfolk MP James Wild has been supporting Summer Mace in her campaign

“This was an important opportunity for them to meet the Attorney General and explain the terrible impact of this crime and the need for longer sentences.

“I have raised some specific points on their behalf following the meeting including a fuller explanation why the sentence was not referred for appeal and what options if any there are to reconsider that decision.”

Cielevicius was speeding at 96mph when he attempted to overtake another vehicle and crashed into the Vauxhall Mokka containing Paul Carter, 41, Lisa Carter, 49, and Jade Mace, 25.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of death by dangerous driving, and Summer has been left baffled by a decision to sentence those deaths concurrently rather than consecutively.

Summer Mace (left) wants justice for her mum Lisa Carter, sister Jade and step-dad Paul
Summer Mace (left) wants justice for her mum Lisa Carter, sister Jade and step-dad Paul

A judge handed him a total of ten and a half years in jail, of which he will likely serve just seven, and he was banned from driving for 15 years.

Jade Mace, Paul Carter and Lisa Carter were killed by Aurelijus Cielevicius on the A47 at North Runcton
Jade Mace, Paul Carter and Lisa Carter were killed by Aurelijus Cielevicius on the A47 at North Runcton

Cielevicius was also on a curfew when he killed the family, who lived in Gedney, Lincolnshire, but was not being monitored.



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