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Tributes to pregnant crash victim Ahtia Tabasim

A father has said he is "still in shock" after his pregnant daughter was killed when her car was hit by a vehicle which police had tried to stop.

Ahtia Tabasim, 28, who had been married for five months, died near her home in the Saltley area of Birmingham on Sunday.

Javad Malik, of Yardley Fields Road, Yardley, has been remanded in custody by Birmingham magistrates charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He will appear in crown court on 7 May.

'A lovely girl'

Arshad Mahmood Hussain said: "I'm still in shock that my beautiful daughter is dead.

"She was very bright and friendly - a lovely girl who was loved by all who knew her."

Mrs Tabasim, who worked at a nursing home in Erdington, was killed when a car collided with her Ford Fiesta in Landor Street in Birmingham just before 14:00 GMT.

Police had attempted to stop a Renault Laguna moments before it collided with the Fiesta and an Audi, the force said.

Mrs Tabasim was taken to hospital but died later from her injuries.

A man and a woman in the Audi were also taken to hospital for treatment.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it had carried out an assessment of the incident and would not be taking any further action.

Mr Malik, 25, has also been charged with possessing Class A and B drugs with the intent to supply and failing to stop for a police officer along with driving without a licence or insurance.

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