THE firm involved in the Bath tipper truck tragedy in which four people died has had its licence revoked, it has been revealed.

Grittenham Haulage Ltd was banned in December 2015 following a public inquiry, the details of which have only been made public following the conclusion of the trial.

Boss Matthew Gordon, 30, and mechanic Peter Wood, 55, were found guilty of four counts of manslaughter in December 2016, following the deaths of four-year-old Mitzi Steady and Welshmen Robert Parker, 59, Philip Allen, 52, and Stephen Vaughan, 34, in February 2015.

Gordon, of Dauntsey, was driving a truck in front of the 32-tonne lorry that crashed on Lansdown Lane which was being driven by Philip Potter, also of Daunstey.

Mr Potter was cleared of all charges.

Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell has disqualified the firm and Gordon from holding or obtaining an operator’s licence for two years, the BBC reported today.

Miss Bell said: “This is a breach of trust of the highest order. The operator put commercial concerns first with compliance a poor second until February 2015.

“Failing to observe the rules, not setting aside proper time for quality management and control of the transport operations, running more vehicles than authorised and seeking to keep clients serviced regardless of the law, strikes at the heart of the underpinning principles of the licensing regime, road safety and fair competition. After February 2015 the improvement is there but not sufficient to save this licence.”

Gordon and Wood will be sentenced on January 27.