Cambridgeshire woman who caused cyclist to fall into car's path has conviction overturned

Auriol Grey has seen her conviction overturned
Auriol Grey has seen her conviction overturned -Credit:PA

A pedestrian who shouted and waved her arm at a cyclist, causing her to fall into the path of an oncoming car, has had her manslaughter conviction overturned. Auriol Grey was seen on CCTV shouting at retired midwife Celia Ward to "get off the f****** pavement" in Huntingdon.

Mrs Ward then fell into the road as a result. The 77-year-old grandmother from Wyton died after she was struck by a car in the incident in October 2020.

Ms Grey, who has cerebral palsy and partial blindness, denied manslaughter. She was found guilty after a retrial and was jailed for three years in March 2023.

At the end of a hearing on Wednesday (May 8), three judges at the Court of Appeal in London overturned her conviction. Her lawyers had made a bid for the conviction to be overturned.

Dame Victoria Sharp, sitting with Mrs Justice Yip and Mrs Justice Farbey, said: "In our judgment, the prosecution case was insufficient event to be left to the jury. In all the circumstances, we have no hesitation in concluding that the appellant's conviction for manslaughter is unsafe."