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Tauseef Shaukat death: Man jailed for dangerous driving

Tauseef Shaukat with his mother
Image caption Tauseef Shaukat died in hospital two days before his 25th birthday

A 33-year-old man has been given an indeterminate jail term for causing a fatal crash in the West Midlands.

Tauseef Shaukat, 24, was killed when the Fiat Punto he was driving was in collision with a Subaru Impreza in Churchbridge, Oldbury, on 13 June.

Impreza driver Robert Maxfield, of Handsworth, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving in August.

He was sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court and told he would serve a minimum of four and half years in prison.

'Tragic loss'

Mr Shaukat died two days before his 25th birthday. Two passengers in his car were treated for minor injuries.

After sentencing, Mr Shaukat's friend Ricky Muirn released the following statement on behalf of the family: "No sentence will bring Tauseef back and what this man has put us through is indescribable.

"He was a much loved son, brother, fiance and friend, whose tragic loss we are still coming to terms with.

"He will be forever in our thoughts."

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