Drunken Immigrant Wipes Out British Family
* If your’e looking for words like Muslims or Islam in this Yorkshire Post article, move on: nothing to see here. What are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
A BRADFORD car dealer who killed a father and son when he crashed into the back of their vehicle on the M62 was warned today he faced a “substantial” jail sentence.Gary Proctor, 47, and his son James, 16, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, died in hospital following the collision in the early hours of August 3 as they travelled to Manchester Airport.
Lord Ahmed faces driving charge
Lord Ahmed of RotherhamÂ (pictured),Â Britain’s first Muslim peer, has been charged with dangerous driving following a crash in which a man was killed last Christmas Day. Ahmed, 51, a property developer, was at the wheel of his X Type Jaguar when it was involved in a collision with a car that had broken down in the fast lane of the M1. The driver,Â Martyn Gombar, died instantly while Lord Ahmed, who was in the car with his wife and mother, suffered severe facial injuries and shock.
The charge of dangerous driving follows an investigation by traffic police, who allege that the peer had sent a text message to a friend shortly before the accident.
Ahmed, who became a Labour peer in 1998, is no stranger to controversy. In 2007, afterÂ Salman RushdieÂ was given a knighthood, he said he was appalled that “a man who has not only been abusive to Muslims, but also to Christians” had received such an honour.Â (Continued below)
Mr Proctor’s wife Catherine, 44, survived the crash near Rochdale, Greater Manchester, but needed treatment for serious rib and arm injuries.
The family were heading to Manchester Airport to start their dream holiday to Florida.
Father-of-four Imran Hussain, 32, of Como Avenue, Bradford, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty at Bolton Crown Court today to causing the deaths of Gary and James Proctor by dangerous driving.
Hussain also admitted being more than twice the legal drink-drive limit, giving a reading of 76mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.
A charge of making a threat to kill against a petrol station attendant in Leeds was allowed to lie on file by the prosecution.
The defendant was arrested at the scene of the crash involving Hussain’s Audi Quattro and the victims’ Fiat Punto on the westbound carriageway between junctions 19 and 20, close to Birch Services.
Adjourning the case for pre-sentence reports, Judge Andrew Blake said: “It is inevitable that a substantial prison sentence will follow.”
Hussain was remanded in custody until December 8 when sentencing will take place at Manchester Crown Court.