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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Yasser Iqbal jailed for 'unforgivable' hit and run that claimed life of 'cherished grandfather' Kenneth Parratt, 71

Yasser Iqbal jailed for 'unforgivable' hit and run that claimed life of 'cherished grandfather' Kenneth Parratt, 71
Yasser Iqbal jailed for 'unforgivable' hit and run that claimed life of 'cherished grandfather' Kenneth Parratt, 71


Yasser Iqbal jailed for 'unforgivable' hit and run that claimed life of 'cherished grandfather' Kenneth Parratt, 71


A MAN who knocked down and killed a “cherished grandfather” in a hit and run crash on a busy Bradford road has been jailed.

Yasser Iqbal hit Kenneth Parratt with his Peugeot Bipper van as the 71 year-old was crossing Idle Road on September 23, 2016.

He fled the scene without stopping, with his actions labelled “unforgivable” by the victim’s family at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.

Iqbal, 29, of Norman Grove, Idle, Bradford, had been due to stand trial, but instead entered a guilty plea to causing death by careless driving.


He had already admitted charges of causing death by driving while uninsured, and dangerous driving.

Prosecutor Ian Howard told the court that a witness had seen Iqbal perform a u-turn in a cul-de-sac off Idle Road at around 6pm on the night of the incident before then re-joining the road.

She said he was doing “between 35mph and 40mph” in front of her as he approached the scene of the crash, near the junction with Myers Lane.

Mr Howard said that there was a distance of 82 metres from where Iqbal would have reached the crest of a hill on the road and the crash site.

He said that had Iqbal been driving at 30mph, it would have taken him 4.5 seconds to travel that distance, the same time it would have taken Mr Parratt to cross the road.





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