AN IRAQI illegal immigrant who killed a 12-year-old girl in a road crash has still not been deported five years on, it has emerged.

Proceedings began to kick Aso Mohammed Ibrahim out of the country as long as four years ago but immigration officials have admitted that he remained in Lancashire.

Paul Houston’s daughter Amy was killed when she was hit by a vehicle driven by Ibrahim in Blackburn in November 2003.

He had no licence or insurance and was jailed for four months.

The following year he was again caught driving while disqualified.

Bosses at the UK Border Agency said steps to deport Ibrahim had been “prolonged” but were ongoing.

The agency denied that the case had been mismanged.

Mr Houston, of Argle Street, Darwen, said: “It is an insult to Amy’s memory that he is still in the country.

“He says that it is not safe for him to return to Iraq but I have no concerns for his well being because he showed none for ours when he killed my daughter.

“The fact that he still has not been deported is a joke.

“I cannot move on with my life, even after all of this time, because of the fear that I will see him in the street.

"Enough is enough and he must be deported.”

In the past two years Ibrahim has got married to a Lancashire woman and has two children.

The Home Office has blocked his applications for citizenship because he is ineligible as a failed asylum seeker.

Speaking last year when the Border Agency said he was about to be deported, Ibrahim, who was living in Whalley Banks, Blackburn, at the time, said: “I did not expect to meet Christina or have any children when I came here seven years ago, but it has happened and I cannot leave them.

“I cannot go back to Iraq. Do you not watch the news? It is far too dangerous.”

A spokeswoman for the UK Border Agency said: “We seek to remove failed asylum seekers as quickly as possible.

“Time scales in individual circumstances can be prolonged by practical considerations such as the need to obtain travel documents, but the UK has established safe routes and re-documentation arrangements with a significant number of countries and we are working ever more closely with governments around the world to facilitate removals at the earliest possible opportunity.”

Darwen MP Janet Anderson has been involved in fighting for Ibrahim’s expulsion from the country.

Ibrahim is a Kurdish Iraqi and Mrs Anderson believes he would be safe in northern Iraq.