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Double death crash driver jailed

A YOUNG driver who caused the tragic deaths of an elderly couple from Kent who were on holiday in Scotland has been jailed for four years.

Civil engineer Brian MacKain, 23, overtook a slow moving camper van on a bend near Spean Bridge, Invernessshire, and ploughed head-on in a car coming the opposite way.

Inside were holidaymakers, David Kinmont, 73, and his wife, Ann, 63, of The Row, Elham.

The couple, who have three grown-up children, were taken to hospital in Glasgow with serious injuries but died within hours of each other.

MacKain, of Mason Road, Inverness, was found guilty after an earlier trial of causing death by dangerous driving on April 7, last year.

In addition to jailing MacKain for four years, the judge Lord Carloway also banned him from driving for five years.

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