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Killer driver back in court for speeding

PUBLISHED: 15:42 25 October 2010

IN COURT AGAIN: Mudassar Khan

IN COURT AGAIN: Mudassar Khan

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A TEENAGER given six months’ custody for mowing down a taxi driver has admitted a new dangerous driving charge.

Mudassar Khan was 17 when he raced at up to 54mph in a 30mph zone and hit Javid Ashgar, 48, who was crossing the road.

Taxi driver Mr Ashgar shattered Khan’s windscreen as he was catapulted into the air and died immediately after the collision in Goodmayes.

Khan, of Littlemoor Road, Ilford, was sentenced in July this year after being convicted at Snaresbrook Crown Court. But he was back at the same courthouse today to answer a charge of dangerous driving – committed on May 24 this year while on bail for causing Mr Ashgar’s death.

Khan admitted speeding on streets near his home, including Ilford Lane, Grange Road, Richmond Road and South Park Drive.

He also admitted two charges of possessing class A drugs, relating to two grammes of cocaine and 1.6 grammes of heroin.

He sped away from police who seized the narcotics from his car.

Judge Timothy King adjourned sentencing until November 8 for the defence to prepare reports on the former A-level student.

He was ordered to return to the young offenders’ institution where he is currently a serving prisoner.

Khan was cleared by the jury of causing 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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