Hit-and-run driver pictured boozing in club before leaving girl, 15, dying in road as parents slam sentence


A HIT-and-run thug who left a schoolgirl, 15, dying in the road was seen boozing in a club just minutes before the tragedy.

Shaun Gatti, 21, raced off after mowing down Robyn Fryar as he sped on the wrong side of the road in Paisley, Scotland.

Gatti downed a fishbowl cocktail at Vienna’s in Paisley, Scotland, 30 minutes before he ran over the 15-year-old as she walked home with pals.

The shocking picture was released by the Crown Office today after he was jailed at the High Court in Glasgow for more than five years for killing the schoolgirl.

Her disgusted parents called the sentence “outrageous”.

Lord Mulholland told callous Gatti — who had been drinking earlier then hid the car and cleaned it in a bid to fool cops: “You fled the scene and this was a most cowardly act.

“You should have faced up to what you had done and tried to help her.”

The law chief added Gatti had “delivered the most acute grief” and a “life sentence” to only child Robyn’s loved ones — but saluted their “enduring bravery” and “human spirit”.

Lord Mullholland also banned him from the road for 11 years and seven months at the High Court in Glasgow.

But Robyn’s mum Cheryl Madden hit out at the five-year stretch adding: “It’s absolutely outrageous — I’m going to appeal against that sentence because I don’t think that was just.”

Speaking to STV News, dad Ian Fryer added: “If that’s justice, I don’t know what justice is. It’s like Robyn was insignificant and meant nothing.

“He can now go on and know he’s going to be out. We have got to live in this hell for the rest of our lives.

“We can only visit our daughter at the cemetery. I know he’s incarcerated, but he’s still got a life to look forward to. My daughter never got a life to look forward to.”

Gatti previously admitted causing Robyn’s death by dangerous driving in Paisley and attempting to pervert justice.

He ploughed into her as she crossed a road with friends at 2am after celebrating the end of her school exams.

The court was told last month how she was “carried” on the black VW Golf for a distance before being thrown off it as her “hysterical” pals watched.

CCTV footage taken at the town’s Viennas club earlier that night showed Gatti downing ‘fishbowl’ cocktails.

Prosecutor Alex Prentice QC told the hearing: “He drank from it more than once but the Crown cannot say how much.”

Cops estimated Gatti, from Paisley, was driving at speeds up to 47mph when he hit Robyn in the 30 zone. She died in hospital hours later on July 7, 2019.

Gatti also removed his car reg plates and stashed the motor under a tarpaulin in his clean-up bid. Cops snared him 11 hours later following an anonymous tip-off.

A Crown Office spokesman said it will “give consideration to whether the sentence might be unduly lenient”.


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