Trail of destruction left by speeding East Lancs driver

Trail of destruction left by speeding East Lancs driver

A car pushed into a lamp post

Pamela Fawcett with the damaged wall

Aqib Ahmed, who is now behind bars

First published in News

A SPEEDING driver who smashed into another vehicle, leaving it embedded into a wall, ran off and then lied to the police, has been jailed for six months.

Burnley Crown Court heard how law firm administrator, Aqib Ahmed, 21, was said to have been clocking up 70mph on 30mph Cliffe Lane in Great Harwood.

He overtook in a very dangerous manoeuvre, crashed into a parked car, spun and hit another vehicle, the court heard.

The vehicle ended up embedded into a garden wall, between the wall and a lamp post, and was extensively damaged.

Pamela Fawcett was at home in Cliffe Lane when she heard the crash and then saw her husband’s Peugeot 607 almost split in two.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Ahmed, who then left the crash scene, went back and made off again.

He claimed a friend had been at the wheel of the BMW 320 and had been test driving it as he wanted to buy it, but the defendant's DNA was on the airbag.

The couple whose car and wall he demolished had to pay out £6,000 for car hire, after the incident last August 9.

Ahmed, who now has three driving-related offences on his record, had been convicted of common assault after he got out and punched a driver he claimed had made an abusive gesture to him on a dual carriageway.

The defendant, of Heywood Street, Great Harwood, admitted dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident. He was banned for four years and must take an extended retest.

Emma Kehoe, prosecuting, said witness Alan Boyer was driving past the Dog and Otter pub when he became aware of a vehicle travelling at speed behind him. He estimated it was going at about 70mph.

The barrister said: "As the vehicle overtook, he felt as if his car was stationary. He knew he was driving at 30mph. He was scared and it came as no surprise to him when the vehicle crashed into a parked vehicle."

Mr Boyer saw both the driver and passenger get out. He followed them for a short time, the driver then went back, reached into the BMW and made off again.

James Keeley, defending Ahmed, said: “He's extremely remorseful for driving in such a manner and is thankful that nothing worse happened. He's never been to prison and that's a matter which terrifies him."

Sentencing, Judge Simon Newell told Ahmed: “It's a surprise, in a way, that you behave in such an irresponsible way behind the wheel of a car."

After the hearing, former prison worker Mrs Fawcett, 57, said: “I am happy he is now off the roads because he really is a danger.”

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4:26pm Fri 18 Apr 14

maxcollie says...

Not Jailed for long enough
Not Jailed for long enough maxcollie
  • Score: 47

4:51pm Fri 18 Apr 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

got off lightly as normal
got off lightly as normal DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 42

4:52pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Pegasus216 says...

Yet another one of the special ones who think that the law does not apply to them...a chip on both shoulders...that's what mass I migrations gets you!
Yet another one of the special ones who think that the law does not apply to them...a chip on both shoulders...that's what mass I migrations gets you! Pegasus216
  • Score: 37

6:17pm Fri 18 Apr 14

vicn1956 says...

There's no justice. No deterrent.
If you or a loved one is in the wrong place at the wrong time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There's no justice. No deterrent. If you or a loved one is in the wrong place at the wrong time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! vicn1956
  • Score: 33

7:11pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Wishingwell says...

Should have been banned for life, he wont ever change, I don't see why law abiding people should ever be placed at risk by giving these numpties a second chance. There are plenty of decent drivers out there we dont need idiots on the road.
Should have been banned for life, he wont ever change, I don't see why law abiding people should ever be placed at risk by giving these numpties a second chance. There are plenty of decent drivers out there we dont need idiots on the road. Wishingwell
  • Score: 35

9:24pm Fri 18 Apr 14

trevhd says...

Another from the Asian school of driving did well to catch him they usually scarper to Pakistan .
Another from the Asian school of driving did well to catch him they usually scarper to Pakistan . trevhd
  • Score: 31

11:46pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Steven11 says...

Wishingwell wrote:
Should have been banned for life, he wont ever change, I don't see why law abiding people should ever be placed at risk by giving these numpties a second chance. There are plenty of decent drivers out there we dont need idiots on the road.
Why in this country , do we get gifted with Asian scum like this . We never asked for this rubbish in our country . Too late now , border agency has a hell of a lot to answer for. !
[quote][p][bold]Wishingwell[/bold] wrote: Should have been banned for life, he wont ever change, I don't see why law abiding people should ever be placed at risk by giving these numpties a second chance. There are plenty of decent drivers out there we dont need idiots on the road.[/p][/quote]Why in this country , do we get gifted with Asian scum like this . We never asked for this rubbish in our country . Too late now , border agency has a hell of a lot to answer for. ! Steven11
  • Score: 27

11:51pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Steven11 says...

trevhd wrote:
Another from the Asian school of driving did well to catch him they usually scarper to Pakistan .
And they can afford to pay for flights to Pakistan , with all the benefits they claim from our stupid system in our country. !
[quote][p][bold]trevhd[/bold] wrote: Another from the Asian school of driving did well to catch him they usually scarper to Pakistan .[/p][/quote]And they can afford to pay for flights to Pakistan , with all the benefits they claim from our stupid system in our country. ! Steven11
  • Score: 20

8:07am Sat 19 Apr 14

Copperhead says...

Outrageously lenient sentence !
He'll be out in a matter of weeks on licence and free to offend again as he appears to be a serial offender when it comes to motoring AND violent too.
He should have been given a sentence that would insure he stays inside for a minimum of 3yrs and banned for 10yrs with the warning that if he drives again during the period of the ban he will go to prison for 10yrs.
You can kill with a car - my daughter and grandchildren live near where this incident occurred and it makes me shudder to think what could have happened.
Outrageously lenient sentence ! He'll be out in a matter of weeks on licence and free to offend again as he appears to be a serial offender when it comes to motoring AND violent too. He should have been given a sentence that would insure he stays inside for a minimum of 3yrs and banned for 10yrs with the warning that if he drives again during the period of the ban he will go to prison for 10yrs. You can kill with a car - my daughter and grandchildren live near where this incident occurred and it makes me shudder to think what could have happened. Copperhead
  • Score: 19

11:09am Sat 19 Apr 14

happycyclist says...

6 months is nowhere near enough. And he should have been banned from driving for AT LEAST ten years, if not longer.
6 months is nowhere near enough. And he should have been banned from driving for AT LEAST ten years, if not longer. happycyclist
  • Score: 22

1:03pm Sat 19 Apr 14

woodgreensue says...

I really can't believe that the justice system believes that 6months in jail will stop him driving like that again.
Banning them certainly doesn't stop them getting behind a wheel again.
As long as he wasn't injured badly and walked away, he will be behind the wheel again and driving the same way again within 24hours of getting out of jail.
Anyone living in his area - BEWARE
I really can't believe that the justice system believes that 6months in jail will stop him driving like that again. Banning them certainly doesn't stop them getting behind a wheel again. As long as he wasn't injured badly and walked away, he will be behind the wheel again and driving the same way again within 24hours of getting out of jail. Anyone living in his area - BEWARE woodgreensue
  • Score: 23

6:44pm Sat 19 Apr 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Send him to prison forever or send him to the hovel where his medieval ancestors hatched. Another ignorant parasite taking liberties because of the pathetic leniency of our justice system.
Send him to prison forever or send him to the hovel where his medieval ancestors hatched. Another ignorant parasite taking liberties because of the pathetic leniency of our justice system. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 26

12:53pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Saj143 says...

Steven11 wrote:
trevhd wrote:
Another from the Asian school of driving did well to catch him they usually scarper to Pakistan .
And they can afford to pay for flights to Pakistan , with all the benefits they claim from our stupid system in our country. !
Go comment on the story about a policeman being struck or the burnley mugger .... gimp.
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trevhd[/bold] wrote: Another from the Asian school of driving did well to catch him they usually scarper to Pakistan .[/p][/quote]And they can afford to pay for flights to Pakistan , with all the benefits they claim from our stupid system in our country. ![/p][/quote]Go comment on the story about a policeman being struck or the burnley mugger .... gimp. Saj143
  • Score: -21

1:34pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

happycyclist wrote:
6 months is nowhere near enough. And he should have been banned from driving for AT LEAST ten years, if not longer.
10 years or life it wouldn't affect this low life just a normal day at the office for him
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: 6 months is nowhere near enough. And he should have been banned from driving for AT LEAST ten years, if not longer.[/p][/quote]10 years or life it wouldn't affect this low life just a normal day at the office for him ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 4

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