‘Dangerous’ driver who killed Essex mum in M25 crash while driving the wrong way is jailed

The man who killed an Essex mum in a crash after driving the wrong way on the M25 has been handed the longest sentence ever imposed for death by dangerous driving. Barancan Nurcin, 22, killed two people and seriously injured four others in the crash.

At around 3.40am on February 4, police were alerted to an ANPR activation on the M1 for a white Citroen Dispatch van that had been reported stolen from the Greater Manchester area. Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit (RPU) were dispatched to search for the van which at was located at junction 6a on the M1 travelling southbound at 3.53am.

The van failed to stop and a police pursuit was authorised. The van took an emergency access road off the main carriageway before entering another carriageway and travelling towards oncoming traffic.