Friday, 23 January 2009

Killer driver allowed to flee Britain

A Pakistani student who is accused of killing a father and son in a road accident has escaped trial in Britain because prosecutors allowed him to leave the country, it has emerged. Syed Raza was charged with causing the deaths of a father and son in a road accident two years ago, but the Crown Prosecution Service can do nothing to force him to return to face trial in the UK.

A letter by the county's Chief Crown Prosecutor Jaswant Narwal, reveals 'concerns' over how Raza was able to abscond before trial: 'I am concerned , that bearing in mind Mr Raza was resident temporarily in the UK, that the issue of seizure of his passport does not appear to have been fully considered by the police, CPS or the courts when considering bail.