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Ilford teen jailed for death crash locked up again

PUBLISHED: 08:48 19 November 2010

IN COURT AGAIN: Mudassar Khan

IN COURT AGAIN: Mudassar Khan

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A TEENAGE driver who led police on a chase after crashing his car while on bail for killing a minicab driver has been jailed for a second time.

Mudassar Khan was 17 when he smashed into Javid Ashgar, 48, who was crossing the road in Goodmayes, when driving his car at up to 54mph in a 30 zone.

Mr Ashgar died immediately after the collision and Khan, of Littlemoor Road, Ilford was jailed for six months.

He was due to be released last month after good behaviour, but admitted a dangerous driving charge – committed on May 24 – while on bail for causing Mr Ashgar’s death.

Police saw him in an uninsured Vauxhall Vectra in Ilford, and asked him to pull over but he sped off along Grange Road, swerving on to the wrong side of the road and narrowly avoiding a head-on crash with a car.

He sped into Richmond Road and Hampton Road before losing police in Littlemoor Road, near his home.

As he sped on to a mini-roundabout leading to Gordon Road, his Vectra collided with a car carrying a two-month-old boy and other family members.

Khan then sped on before careering into Ashburton Avenue where he crashed into a BMW.

The impact propelled the Vectra through a garden wall before resting against a house and Khan tried to flee.

The house owner grabbed Khan, who attempted to bribe him with cash, and marched him to the scene to wait for police.

Khan, now 19, admitted two drugs charges after officers found seven wraps of crack cocaine and five of heroin on him.

Sentencing him to 17 months in a young offenders’ institution, Judge Jacqueline Beech said: “The standard of your driving was much worse on this occasion.”

“You are lucky no one was injured, although they were shocked,” she said.

Khan was banned from driving for four-and a-half years.

He was cleared by a jury of causing Mr Asghar’s death by dangerous driving but convicted of an alternative count of causing death by careless driving.

He admitted a charge of failing to stop after an accident.


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