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Teenager who killed doctor jailed
Nolan Haworth
Haworth was due in court to answer affray charges the day he crashed
A teenager who killed a doctor while driving without a licence or insurance has been jailed for four years.

Nolan Haworth, 19, of Ribston Close, Hanwell Fields, Banbury, Oxon, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at a court in Oxford on Monday.

Dr Margaret Davidson, 26, died in the collision on the A4260 on 18 May.

Haworth was on his way to court to answer affray charges when the crash happened. He was given an additional four months in jail for those offences.

Talented doctor

Oxford Crown Court heard how Dr Davidson had recently started work at the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Dr Margaret Davidson
Dr Davidson had recently started working at the Horton Hospital

Speaking after the sentencing, her parents said: "Margaret's life was ruined by his action and nothing can bring her back.

"Margaret was a wonderful person and a talented doctor who had everything to live for. We all miss her so much."

Sgt Pete Jell, of Thames Valley Police, said: "I hope the sentence passed on this man will make others think long and hard before getting into a car and driving without a licence or insurance."

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