A coward who killed a much-loved nurse in a fatal head-on car crash has fled the UK to avoid justice, according to reports.

Vytautas Kiminius, 35, has gone on the run from police after being found guilty of death by dangerous driving.

Kiminius has been evading law enforcement since he was bailed for sentencing sentencing in February 2020.

He was sentenced in absentia at Peterborough Crown Court in May to four years and six months in prison for the death of Rachel Radwell in November 2018.

A judge has recently lifted a reporting restriction on Kiminius' disappearance, meaning this can only now be reported, Cambridgeshire Live reports.

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Police are working with European authorities to locate Kiminius, who has two young children and previously lived at Sudbury Court, Peterborough.

Sergeant Mark Dollard of Cambridgeshire Police said Kiminius fled the country soon after being released on bail, which had provided several conditions including thesurrender of travel documents and electronic tagging.

He said: “Police were made aware of breaches to his tagging and identified at an early stage he and his family fled the family home and are believed to have left the country. Kiminius then subsequently failed to attend his sentencing hearing.

“It is extremely frustrating Kiminius has absconded and I urge anyone who has information concerning his whereabouts to contact Cambridgeshire Constabulary, quoting Op Berkeley.”

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Sergeant Dollard said Kiminius' disappearance had been "incredibly upsetting" for Ms Radwell's family, who are still receiving support from specially trained officers.

Ms Radwell, 46, worked as a veterinary nurse at Wood Green, an animal shelter near Peterborough. Her mother described her as "a popular girl who will be missed terribly."

Susan Radwell continued: "People say it will get easier but it probably never will… Every day I am reminded Rachel was taken from us.

"She didn't deserve to be taken so soon. Her life was stolen that night. When it happened she was alone and scared."

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Prosecuting, David Matthew told Peterborough Crown Court in May that Kiminius took a "racing line" in his Range Rover Sport and cut a corner before crashing into Ms Radwell's Ford Fiesta in November 2018.

Mr Matthew also mentioned the aggravating factor that Kiminius was driving with no insurance. However, in his mitigation he mentioned that Kiminius had stayed at the scene with Rachel and called the emergency services.

Judge Sean Enright, sentencing, said Miss Radwell was a “much-loved daughter and aunt” whose funeral was attended by more than 200 people.

“I know she is sorely missed,” he said.

He jailed Kiminius for four years and six months for causing death by dangerous driving, and nine months for driving while uninsured, to run concurrently.

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