Man who killed two driving wrong way on M25 jailed

A van driver who killed his passenger and an “irreplaceable” mother-of-eight when he drove along the M25 the wrong way has been jailed for 18 years.

Barancan Nurcin, 22, was trying to evade the police when he caused a head-on collision near St Albans, Hertfordshire, in February.

His passenger Fahad Dek, 23, from Enfield, London, and a woman in another car, Zoe Hawes, 39, from Essex, both died.

Nurcin, of High Road in Tottenham, London, pleaded guilty to causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving as well as causing death while unlicensed and uninsured.