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Two men jailed over Longsight death crash

Kamran Khan
Image caption Khan and Uddin were driving in tandem when Mr Lee was killed crossing the road

A man has been jailed for five years for causing the death of a 21-year-old man by dangerous driving in Manchester.

Pedestrian Daniel Lee, of Broad Oak Road, Wythenshawe, was hit by a car on Plymouth Grove in Longsight in January 2011. He died at the scene.

Kamran Khan, 23, of Moss Road, Stretford denied the charge but was found guilty at Manchester Crown Court.

Shamin Uddin, 24, from Ardwick, denied dangerous driving but was also found guilty and jailed for nine months.

Khan was also disqualified from driving for five years and Uddin for two. Both will have to take an extended test once they have served their bans.

The pair were driving cars at about 01:00 GMT when Mr Lee was killed crossing the road.

The dad-of-two had been on his way to his mother's home.

Sgt Lee Westhead, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "We hope the verdict has brought some closure for the family of Daniel. This has been a very difficult year for them and they have shown remarkable dignity and patience throughout the investigation and trial.

"Drivers should treat the people who share the roads with them in Greater Manchester with respect.

"Drivers who fail to meet the required standards can expect to be investigated tirelessly and thoroughly," he added.

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