Leyton News

Police issue appeal for wanted killer

Gerald Cotter is being sought by cops for breaching terms of his release. He had been jailed for causing the death of a young motorcyclist in Leyton in 2016.

Gerald Cotter is wanted on recall to prison. Credit: Met Police

Police are appealing for a man who is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the conditions of his release.

Gerald Cotter, 56, who police say has links to Hackney, was jailed in 2017 for seven years after he admitted causing the death of 23-year-old motorcycle instructor Kieron Fevrier by dangerous driving in November 2016.

According to the Hackney Gazette, Cotter had been high on cocaine and speeding in a Vauxhall Meriva at more than 50miles per hour (mph) in a 30mph zone when Kieron was killed.

Kieron died after colliding into the back of a vehicle that suddenly braked when Cotter swerved into oncoming traffic on Orient Way in Leyton.

Cotter was found guilty of a number of other offences aside from causing death by dangerous driving , including handling stolen goods and a blade including Alongside being sentenced to prison for seven years, Cotter was disqualified from driving for eight and a half years.

Speaking to the Gazette during the trial in 2017, Kieron’s mother Nicki Fevrier said: “Kieron was a beautiful soul – a kind, generous and funny young man who was loved by everyone he knew. The night we realised our beautiful Kieron was killed will be etched in our minds forever. It was like someone ripped out our hearts slowly.”

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The Metropolitan Police said people should not approach Cotter if they spot him and instead call 999 immediately.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via X (Twitter) @MetCC. Please quote CAD 3190/22 Nov.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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