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Jasmyn Chan death: Birmingham man pleads guilty over Sheffield hit-and-run

Naseeb Ellahi
Image caption Naseeb Ellahi pleaded guilty to causing the death of Jasmyn Chan by dangerous driving

A man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a Sheffield teenager who was knocked down while crossing a road.

Jasymn Chan, 14, died after she was hit by a car on Normanton Hill in the Intake area of Sheffield on 9 May.

At Sheffield Crown Court, Naseeb Ellahi, 33, admitted death by dangerous driving. South Yorkshire Police said he was driving in excess of 60mph.

Ellahi, of Ash Road in Birmingham, has been bailed and will be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on 27 January.

Ellahi admitted causing injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident. He pleaded not guilty to driving without insurance and without a proper licence and prosecutors are yet to decide whether to pursue those charges any further.

A second girl who was injured in the collision cannot be named.

Image caption Ch Insp Stuart Walne said Ellahi had been travelling at more than 60mph when he hit Jasmyn

Ch Insp Stuart Walne, from South Yorkshire Police, said: "The nature of driving on that night wasn't borderline, this was ridiculous driving, this was dangerous driving, this was something that anyone who gave a thought for what might happen or for other people on the road wouldn't have done.

"My thoughts are with the family and friends of Jasmyn, a young girl who had a bright and promising future ahead of her.

"I am very pleased Ellahi has pleaded guilty and saved Jasmyn's family the harrowing ordeal of a trial. They have endured enough pain and heartache losing their daughter in such tragic circumstances.

"I hope they are able to find some comfort and closure knowing the man responsible for taking Jasmyn from them has accepted that his actions that night were completely inexcusable, by taking responsibility and pleading guilty."

Since Jasmyn's death Sheffield City Council has announced plans to build a pedestrian crossing near where she was killed.

The crossing is set to be installed in the 2015-16 financial year along with other road safety measures, including speed cameras, signs and a skid resistant surface.

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