Man charged over Jasmyn Chan death accused of having no licence or insurance

Jasmyn Chan, 14
Jasmyn Chan, 14

A man charged with killing Sheffield schoolgirl Jasmyn Chan in a hit-and-run collision is also accused of driving without a licence or insurance at the time of the crash.

Naseeb Ellahi, aged 32, has been charged with six offences in connection with the incident that resulted in the death of the 14-year-old.

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Jasmyn died following a collision on Normanton Hill, Intake, at around 9.20pm on Friday, May 9.

She had pushed her friend out of the way of an oncoming car, with the other girl also injured in the incident.

Ellahi, of Ash Road, Birmingham and formerly of Sheffield, was first arrested on May 15. He was charged by police yesterday.

He is accused of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, causing death by driving while uninsured, causing death by driving while unlicensed, failing to stop at the scene, and failing to report a collision.

Ellahi is now due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, October 7.

Following Jasmyn’s death in May, devastated friends organised several charity events in her memory.

More than 1,000 mourners attended her funeral, while a petition signed by more than 12,000 people called for road safety improvements at the spot where she lost her life.

The road safety campaign prompted Sheffield Council to promise to invest in improvements which will include ‘Jazzy’s Crossing’.

The family of Jasmyn, who was a Year 10 pupil at Birley Community College, have also set up a new charity foundation in her memory.

The Jasmyn Chan Foundation will hold its first official event next month with an all-day music festival at The Embassy Club on Mansfield Road, Intake.

They need to raise an initial £5,000 to be registered as a charity, and will then go on to support causes such as the Teenage Cancer Trust and The Little Princess Trust.

The charity has been set up by Jasmyn’s step-grandmother, Sue Winger, 56, from Rivelin Valley. Its first event takes place on October 19.