A MAN who caused the death of a Northwich motorcyclist as the pair raced through Runcorn has been jailed for four years.

Runcorn man Paul Green, 29, was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving after a four-day trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

Aiden Davies, 26 and from Cuddington, was killed in the incident on the Runcorn Central Expressway on August 2, 2015.

The court heard that Green and Mr Davies, along with mutual friends, were on their way back from watching a motor racing event in Bedfordshire when the crash happened.

Eyewitnesses described Green's Ford Focus RS and Mr Davies' Suzuki GSF motorbike as racing and undertaking other motorists, travelling at up to 73mph despite the 40mph limit.

Young father Mr Davies lost control and crashed while negotiating a left-hand bend and crashed into a lamppost. He died at the scene, on the exit slip road towards Halton Lea.

Green was said to be travelling so fast and close to Mr Davies that he had passed the motorcycle as it was crashing. This was described in court by a witness as 'travelling as one'.

Mr Davies’ mum, Julie Wood, said: “Nothing will bring Aidan back but we feel justice has finally been done.”

On top of a four-year jail term, Green was also banned from driving for seven years.

PC Cath Hilton said: “Cases like this are devastating for both sides. Mr Davies’ family have lost a loved one and Green has been found responsible for his death.

“We can only hope that the awful consequences of this incident act as a warning to others about the dangers of acting irresponsibly on our roads.

"Green is now starting a prison sentence of four years and will have to carry the death of Mr Davies on his conscience for the rest of his life.”

In a statement at the time of the crash, Mr Davies' family said: "Aiden was a proud father, brother and son who lived for his two little boys and his family.

"He was kind hearted and always had a smile on his face. He had many friends in the area and was loved by everyone that knew him."