Killer driver deported back to UK

Marcus Barney

Marcus Barney

First published in Wallingford

MARCUS Barney, who caused the death of an Oxfordshire woman four days before her wedding almost six years ago, has been extradited back to the UK after going on the run to Australia.

Barney, pictured, was jailed for seven years in 2007 for causing death by dangerous driving after he forced Carol Tegg, 26, from Gallowstree Common, to swerve into the path of an oncoming bus on the A4074 near Woodcote. But in August 2009 the 27-year-old went on the run from Sudbury Open Prison, in Derbyshire, after being given temporary leave.

Last year he was arrested after being stopped for speeding in New South Wales and had since been held in a maximum-security prison.

The Government asked for him to be sent back to the UK to serve the remaining 450 days of his sentence.

Barney, from Hinckley, in Leicestershire, is now in custody in Derbyshire after being arrested on suspicion of failing to return to prison having been temporarily released, following his return to Britain.

Sgt Dick Thorpe, of Thames Valley Police, said: “We’re liaising closely with Carol Tegg’s family, who are relieved that Marcus Barney has been brought back to face justice.”

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1:53pm Fri 20 Apr 12

Wintersmith says...

"The Government asked for him to be sent back to the UK to serve the remaining 450 days of his sentence."
Lock the weasel up and forget where you put the key. He obviously has no remorse for what he did and has no respect for safe driving either by the look of it. Waster.
"The Government asked for him to be sent back to the UK to serve the remaining 450 days of his sentence." Lock the weasel up and forget where you put the key. He obviously has no remorse for what he did and has no respect for safe driving either by the look of it. Waster. Wintersmith
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2:16pm Fri 20 Apr 12

John Charles says...

How strange that the Aussies have no difficluty is getting rid of their scum.
How strange that the Aussies have no difficluty is getting rid of their scum. John Charles
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4:08pm Fri 20 Apr 12

davyboy says...

why put him in an open prison in the first place? Australia hasn't got the 'human rights' act like we have, so can deport whoever they like, whenever they like. a proper, forward thinking country. thanks to 'New Labour', we are stuck with keeping all and sundry here!
why put him in an open prison in the first place? Australia hasn't got the 'human rights' act like we have, so can deport whoever they like, whenever they like. a proper, forward thinking country. thanks to 'New Labour', we are stuck with keeping all and sundry here! davyboy
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7:12pm Fri 20 Apr 12

L0RD PETER McVEY OX2 6EG says...

And after serving just over a year costing us a fortune, he will be housed and given all benefits costing us yet another fortune. We should have left him where he was.
And after serving just over a year costing us a fortune, he will be housed and given all benefits costing us yet another fortune. We should have left him where he was. L0RD PETER McVEY OX2 6EG
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