Boyfriend of Gosport teenager ‘a danger to himself and to other people’

Zak Langford outside court. Below, Rose Allsop with her daughter Jasmine
Zak Langford outside court. Below, Rose Allsop with her daughter Jasmine
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THE boyfriend of a teenage girl killed in a car crash has been called ‘a danger to himself and others’ after being caught drink-driving.

Zak Langford was dating 14-year-old Jasmine Allsop when she died alongside best friend Olivia Lewry, 16, in a crash in November 2013.

31/08/13   ESB''Familes and friends enjoy a day out at the Forton Fest Community Event at Forton Park in Gosport. Rose Allsop and her daughter Jasmine Allsop (14).'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (132410-10) ENGPPP00120130831160934

31/08/13 ESB''Familes and friends enjoy a day out at the Forton Fest Community Event at Forton Park in Gosport. Rose Allsop and her daughter Jasmine Allsop (14).'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (132410-10) ENGPPP00120130831160934

But two months ago the 20-year-old, of Ranvilles Lane, Fareham, was pulled over by police after he was seen weaving about on a motorbike.

He was breathalysed and found to have 68mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – nearly double the 35mg limit.

Jasmine’s mother Rose Allsop, of Gosport, said she was disgusted.

She told The News: ‘You wouldn’t think he’d do something so stupid after what happened.

‘I’m disgusted. I’m not best pleased about that. He’s not just a danger to himself – he’s a danger to other people.’

Magistrates banned part-time supermarket worker Langford for 20 months.

If he completes a course it will be reduced by 153 days. He was fined £110, ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Fareham Magistrates’ Court heard officers stopped and arrested Langford on November 29 on Forton Road at around 2.25am.

Andrew Newman, prosecuting, said: ‘Officers became aware of that motorcycle, unsteady and weaving about.’

Gaylene Coles, defending, said: ‘Langford has not tried to put forward any excuses.

‘He should not have been on the bike and he has apologised to the court for his moment of madness.’

It comes after Langford’s girlfriend Jasmine and her best friend Olivia were killed by driver Samuel Etherington, of Stoners Close, Gosport, on November 3, 2013.

Langford tried to help save Jasmine after the crash.

Etherington was sentenced to eight years in prison after admitting death by dangerous driving at Winchester Crown Court last year.

He hit the pair in his modified Honda Civic in Ann’s Hill Road, Gosport, just yards from Jasmine’s home.

In court he claimed he was playing chicken with the girls.

A black box fitted in his car for insurance purposes showed he was travelling at 65mph – more than twice the 30mph limit – at the time of the collision.

Tests showed he had taken the horse tranquilliser ketamine and mephedrone in the 24 hours before the crash.

After Etherington was sentenced, Langford said he deserved longer in prison.