A heartbroken brother feels "hurt" to see his sibling's killer released from prison four months early.

Stephen Gibbons, 61, from Camberley died after he was struck by a Sainsbury's lorry on the A322 Bagshot Road in Bracknell in 2018.

Vincent Cassar told police he thought he had hit a deer but admitted he "should have seen the bicycle."

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On February 27, Cassar, of Osborne Road, Basingstoke, was brought before the courts over the cyclist's death.

He was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment and disqualified from driving for three years.

The earliest date police told the family was that Cassar would be released in October.

However, the family were notified by the prisons service of Cassar's release four months early at the end of June 2020.

After speaking to The Ministry of Justice, the Bracknell News understands Vincent Cassar has been released from prison.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: "Offenders released on Home Detention Curfew are strictly supervised through the use of electronic monitoring and can be returned to prison for breaching their licence conditions.”

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The victims brother spoke of his frustration at Cassar being released from prison.

Alan Gibbons said: "What is the point in giving a sentence if you're going to be let out. In America if you get 10 years you serve 10 years.

"We expected him to serve half a sentence but less than half is disappointing. We waited a year and a half to get justice for my brother and if he had held his hands up then I could accept that but he didn't even plead guilty until the evidence was so stacked up against him.

"Doing this has just wasted tax payers money, police time and there's no justice, it just sticks in my throat and that's what really hurts me.

"His son Cory has just had a girl whose three months old who will never know her grandad. Christmas will never be the same."

The Home Detention Curfew scheme allows for the early release of offenders serving sentences of imprisonment of at least 12 weeks but no more than 4 years.

The Ministry of Justice' website says those who meet the eligibility criteria and pass the risk assessment will be released under an electronically monitored curfew to facilitate their transition from custody to community.