A LAW introduced after the death of a schoolgirl in Colchester has led to 236 driving licences being instantly revoked.

Cassie McCord, 16, was killed on the pavement in Head Street, Colchester, by a driver who had failed a roadside eye test days before.

Cassie’s Law came into force after a campaign by her mum, Jackie McCord, supported by the Gazette, Essex County Standard and Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell.

Under it, police can instantly revoke a driver’s licence if they consider they are unfit.

Figures released on the first anniversary of Cassie’s Law reveal 236 licences were revoked after drivers failed roadside eyesight tests, including 18 in Essex.

For more on this story, see today's Gazette.