An HGV driver who claimed he suffered from sleep apnoea has been jailed for seven years after he drove into pedestrians at a bus stop and killed a 14-year-old boy.

A jury at Woolwich Crown Court did not accept the sleep disorder claim by Frederick Mansfield, 43, and he was found unanimously guilty of causing both death by dangerous driving and causing serious personal injury by dangerous driving

The jury heard how Logan Finch was waiting for a bus in Greenwich, south east London with family members in December 2021 after having been swimming with friends.

As they waited at the bus stop a drop-sided lorry, driven by Mansfield, drove into them.

Officers, London Ambulance Service, London’s Air Ambulance and London Fire Brigade attended the scene

Three pedestrians, Finch, his 40-year-old aunt and her nine-year-old son were found suffering from injuries.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff, Logan was pronounced dead around an hour later.

Mansfield stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and was taken to a south London police station. He was later released under investigation.

Detective Sergeant Louise Woodgate, of the Met’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “I hope that Frederick Mansfield uses his time behind bars to consider the human cost of his actions and the heartbreak he has caused to Logan’s family and loved ones.

“Logan’s death, and the injuries caused to the other two victims were wholly avoidable.

“While nothing can bring Logan back, I hope that his family find a small measure of comfort from the sentence handed down and in knowing that justice has been served. All our thoughts remain with them.”