Jasmyn Chan’s killer likely to be jailed today

Naseeb Ellahi, 32, leaving Sheffield Magistrates Court
Naseeb Ellahi, 32, leaving Sheffield Magistrates Court

The man who killed Sheffield teenager Jasmyn Chan in a hit-and-run collision is due to be sentenced this morning.

Jasmyn, aged 14, gave her life pushing one of her friends out of the way of Naseeb Ellahi’s oncoming car which was going at more than twice the speed limit, on May 9 last year.

Her friend was also seriously injured in the incident on Normanton Hill, Intake.

Ellahi, aged 33, of Ash Road, Birmingham and formerly of Sheffield, pleaded guilty earlier this month to causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene and failing to report.

Ellahi had been travelling faster than 60mph on the 30mph road when he hit the girls, who had been crossing the road.

He pleaded not guilty to two further charges of causing death by driving while uninsured and causing death by driving while unlicensed.

Sheffield Crown Court will hear today whether the CPS will pursue a trial of Ellahi on the two not guilty pleas.

But it is expected he will be sentenced today.

At the hearing earlier this month, Judge Julian Goose QC, honorary recorder of Sheffield, told Ellahi he will ‘inevitably’ be going to prison.

Ellahi was arrested after handing himself into police on Thursday, May 15, nearly a week after the fatal smash.

More than 1,000 mourners attended Jasmyn’s funeral last year, 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.

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