Coach firm loses licence over Bestival crash

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A FIRM has had its licence revoked following a coach crash that left three people dead.

Merseypride Travel’s coach was in Surrey coming back from Bestival, on the Isle of Wight, when its tyre burst last September.

The traffic commissioner’s inquiry heard there were shortcomings in the maintenance of the coach.

Beverley Bell, traffic commissioner for the North West of England, revoked the licence and barred its boss Tracey Hannell from working as a transport manager. There will be another hearing in January.

The driver, Colin Daulby, 63, from Warrington, was killed when the coach crashed into a tree and fence.

Passengers Kerry Ogden, 23, of Liverpool, and Michael Molloy, 18, of Liverpool, were both also killed.

It comes after Merseypride Travel’s bosses were fined after the coach’s 20-year-old tyre failed.