A MAN who killed a young teacher in a head on collision 13 years ago has been jailed and disqualified from driving after being caught speeding on stolen motorbikes.

Anthony Watts today began a three year sentence for a string of offences including handling stolen goods, driving whilst disqualified and breach of a suspended sentence.

Back in 2003 he was convicted of causing the death of 23-year-old Reading woman Helen Clark by driving dangerously for which he was jailed for six years and disqualified from driving for 20 years.

He had been driving a stolen car when the collision happened and he fled from the scene.

Following his arrest he denied causing death by dangerous driving but was later convicted by a jury.

After his release Watts has recently been under police surveillance in an 18-month investigation into 36 separate speeding offences on motorbikes with fake number plates.

In November 2015 Watts was arrested at his home in Hatford Road, Southcote, and found in possession of two high-power bikes with false plates.

Inspector Michael Bettington from Hampshire & Thames Valley Police Joint Operations Unit said: “Today's sentence of Anthony Watts demonstrates the lengths the police will go to identify locate and prosecute those persons who repeatedly show no regard for the law.

“Thirteen years ago Anthony Watts took the life of a much loved daughter, sister, friend and school teacher through his selfish dangerous actions.

“After his release from prison in 2007 the Clark family voiced their concerns that he would continue to drive motor vehicles despite his disqualification and would continue his offending behaviour.

“Since his release from prison, Watts has gone on to commit further criminal and motoring offences despite his lengthy disqualification from driving.

“A further two year suspended sentence issued to Watts for drugs offences in 2014 has not deterred him from committing yet more offences.

“Today he has rightly been sentenced to another term of imprisonment and the police can only hope that he now stops his offending behaviour permanently and not just for the duration of his imprisonment."

In October 2013 he was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (cocaine) and in 2014 at Reading Crown Court was issued with a two year suspended sentence for this offence.

Watts admitted to two counts of handling stolen goods, five counts of driving while disqualified and one count of breaching his two year suspended sentence for possessing class A drugs with intent to supply at Reading Crown Court on December 21, 2015.

He was today jailed for three years and disqualified from driving for four and a half years at the same court.