Carrie Maclaren was killed walking home from celebrations on New Year's Day 2010, when a car driven by Shamail Ali Syed mounted a kerb, hitting Carrie and four of her friends.And what did he get? Would you believe, just seven years.
Mohammed Afzal, who had been driving alongside Syed in another car, then stopped driving and collected Syed before fleeing the scene.
And that the family is satisfied with that?
Syed, 25, of Goodmayes Lane, Ilford, north-east London, was convicted at Wood Green Crown Court of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, two of causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving, and one of causing bodily harm by wanton and furious driving .
"I think the family believe he got what he deserved," said Mr Hammersley. "If they had pushed for the limit, which was nine years, there may have been an appeal, which nobody wanted. "Yes, you now have to be satisfied with a lesser sentence because you’ve learned that if a harsh one is imposed, it’ll get thrown out.
I ask you, is this ‘justice’?