Lyme Bay 'killer' to be freed from jail

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The managing director of an activities centre, jailed for the manslaughter of the four young victims of the Lyme Bay canoeing tragedy, is to be freed.

Peter Kite, 46, who has spent 14 months in jail, had his three-year sentence cut by a year by the Court of Appeal - and with remission he is eligible for immediate release.

The judges said they were "wholly satisfied" with the verdicts at Winchester Crown Court in December 1994, but they agreed to cut the sentence after hearing that the longest sentence for similar charges of manslaughter caused by gross negligence was 21 months.

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