Leeds & West Yorkshire

Kirkstall cab driver death: Man sought by police

Paul Pilotille
Image caption Mr Pilotille is believed to frequent the Burley and Armley areas of Leeds, police said

Police in Leeds are appealing for help to tracing a man in connection with the death of a cab driver in the city.

Mohammed Yousaf, 49, died after his taxi was hit by a stolen BMW on Argie Avenue, Kirkstall, at about 23:30 BST on 23 June.

Police say they "urgently" need to speak to Paul Pilotille, 30, who is believed to frequent Burley and Armley.

A 23-year-old man remains on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

'Family man'

Mr Pilotille is described as white, 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, of slim to medium build, with short light brown receding hair.

Det Supt Mark Ridley, from West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said Mr Yousaf, who had five children, was "a family man who worked hard to provide for his family".

"He was simply going about his work when his vehicle was struck at speed leaving him seriously injured," said Det Supt Ridley.

"The two occupants of the stolen BMW then fled the scene on foot leaving Mr Yousaf fighting for his life."

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mr Pilotille is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police.

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