A COUPLE are furious after learning that the drink-driver who killed their daughter and grandson has escaped prison.
Yvonne and Jack Beevers, of Thornhill, Dewsbury, were shocked to learn that the driver - who was doing 90mph at the time - walked free from court.
Angel Balfarez, 34, was driving the car that hit Debbie Currie, 31, and her six-year-old son, Tony, as they crossed a road in Playa de las Americas in Tenerife three years ago.
The car was travelling at 90mph and Balfarez was drink-driving.
He fled after the accident, but was later arrested.
Debbie lived in Thornhill and Tony was a pupil at Overthorpe Junior and Infants School.
It has taken three years for the case to progress through the Spanish courts, but the Foreign Office has confirmed that Balfarez had admitted homicide through negligence.
He received just a two-year suspended prison sentence and a three- year driving ban because he had no previous convictions.
Mr and Mrs Beevers, both 59, said they were disgusted with the sentence.
Mrs Beevers said: "It makes me sick. If it had been a British man who had killed someone in Spain like that he would have been locked up.
"It is the verdict we were expecting, but we think it should have been prison. He left the scene of the crime, he was drink-driving and speeding.
"They have done nothing for us with this verdict. This has been three years of heartache for nothing," said Mrs Beevers.