Hit and run driver from Moseley who killed mum-of-three is jailed for 18 months
Written by Tristan Harris on June 20, 2019
A SPEEDING hit-and-run driver from Moseley who killed a woman in Birmingham has been jailed for 18 months.
Mohammed Shameel struck Noreen Akhtar on Stratford Road, Sparkhill, as she stepped into the road to get into her parked car on June 16 last year.
The 32-year-old mum-of-three from Banbury was taken to hospital but died from serious head injuries the following day.
Shameel of Penshaw Grove – who had a young child passenger at the time – drove off but his VW Tiguan was found by police abandoned and damaged near his home a week later. It had damage to the windscreen, wing and headlight.
The 34-year-old initially claimed the vehicle had been stolen but CCTV exposed him as the driver and revealed his guilt.
Police investigators established Shameel was travelling between 33 to 36mph before the crash in the 20mph zone.
He pleaded guilty to death by careless driving.
Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from the West Midlands Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “It is inconceivable Shameel would not have known about the collision as there was extensive damage to his car including the windscreen.
“Despite this, he drove away from the scene without a second thought for Mrs Akhtar who tragically died as a result of her injuries.
“Shameel tried to lie to cover his tracks but we were able to quickly expose his lies. We can only hope the fact he must serve a prison sentence will provide a small sense of comfort to his victim’s family.”