The family of Sheffield teenager Jasmyn Chan have described their ongoing ‘pain and devastation’ as they welcomed her killer pleading guilty to causing her death.
A statement released by the family of the 14-year-old, who was killed as she pushed her friend out of the way of Naseeb Ellahi’s speeding car, said his guilty plea this week was a ‘small step’ towards justice.
But they said they are still ‘heartbroken’ by her loss.
Jasmyn was killed on May 9 last year as she was hit on Normanton Hill by Ellahi’s car, which was going at over 60mph.
The family said: “Our daughter was beautiful, inside and out. We cannot put into words the pain and devastation we still feel in our hearts knowing she is gone.
“As a family we are heartbroken and I don’t know how we will ever get over losing Jasmyn. She was a loving, friendly girl who was very giving and we are filled with absolute sadness we will never again see her sweet, smiling face.
“We are pleased this man has finally taken some responsibility for his actions and pleaded guilty in court. This won’t bring Jasmyn back but it is a small step towards us feeling some sense of justice.
“We would like to thank the public of South Yorkshire, and further afield, for the continued support and kindness shown to our family throughout this terrible ordeal.”
Ellahi, aged 33, of Ash Road, Birmingham and formerly of Nether Edge, admitted causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop and failing to report an accident.