Teenager in court after Keighley crash injures young woman

Teenager in court after Keighley crash injures young woman

Teenager in court after Keighley crash injures young woman

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A teenage driver who mowed down a young woman while fleeing police has been locked up for two years.

The woman was carried on the bonnet of the car as it careered through Keighley town centre at rush-hour.

And after she was thrown to the ground, 18-year-old Haider Mumtaz ran off, leaving her with serious injuries.

At home later, he told his sister he thought the woman might be dead.

Mumtaz, of Swallow Street, Keighley, appeared at Bradford Crown Court yesterday to be sentenced for causing serious injury through dangerous driving. He had admitted the offence earlier.

Prosecuting, Philip Adams said on July 23 last year, police were called to reports of a suspicious vehicle in Keighley centre. Plain-clothes officers attended but Mumtaz recognised them and drove off, encountering a patrol car, swerving and driving away at speed.

At North Queen Street, with police in pursuit, he lost control. Witnesses said the car was revving loudly and skidding. After mounting the pavement and striking a building, he hit a 22-year-old woman who was crossing the road with her boyfriend. The car carried on with her on the bonnet. When it hit a car she was thrown on to the ground. Mumtaz ran off with two men passengers.

The woman was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with a fractured skull, bruising to the brain and other injuries.

Mr Adams said the victim still has no sense of smell and suffers headaches. Judge David Hatton QC told Mumtaz: “You drove in a wholly irresponsible manner.”

Mumtaz was sentenced to two years in a young offender institution; disqualified from driving for two years; must take a test before he can again hold a licence. He was ordered to pay £100 victim surcharge.

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11:23am Sat 15 Feb 14

Albion. says...

He should have been executed.
He should have been executed. Albion.
  • Score: 4

11:40am Sat 15 Feb 14

The Hoffster says...

Albion. wrote:
He should have been executed.
Why ?
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: He should have been executed.[/p][/quote]Why ? The Hoffster
  • Score: -2

12:01pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Albion. says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Albion. wrote:
He should have been executed.
Why ?
Hit and run while fleeing police. There is no possible excuse for that.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: He should have been executed.[/p][/quote]Why ?[/p][/quote]Hit and run while fleeing police. There is no possible excuse for that. Albion.
  • Score: 2

12:10pm Sat 15 Feb 14

The Hoffster says...

Albion. wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Albion. wrote:
He should have been executed.
Why ?
Hit and run while fleeing police. There is no possible excuse for that.
No life was taken (thankfully) so your point is.... pointless.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: He should have been executed.[/p][/quote]Why ?[/p][/quote]Hit and run while fleeing police. There is no possible excuse for that.[/p][/quote]No life was taken (thankfully) so your point is.... pointless. The Hoffster
  • Score: -4

1:00pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Albion. says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Albion. wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Albion. wrote:
He should have been executed.
Why ?
Hit and run while fleeing police. There is no possible excuse for that.
No life was taken (thankfully) so your point is.... pointless.
It is only by good luck and medical skill that no life was taken.....Meanwhile he left the victim permanently damaged and carried on his way, and why was he fleeing the police and speeding in the first place? If he had been what you like to describe as EDL/BNP scum you wouldn't be sticking up for him. Personally I stick by my original post and that would apply whatever his origin or background.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: He should have been executed.[/p][/quote]Why ?[/p][/quote]Hit and run while fleeing police. There is no possible excuse for that.[/p][/quote]No life was taken (thankfully) so your point is.... pointless.[/p][/quote]It is only by good luck and medical skill that no life was taken.....Meanwhile he left the victim permanently damaged and carried on his way, and why was he fleeing the police and speeding in the first place? If he had been what you like to describe as EDL/BNP scum you wouldn't be sticking up for him. Personally I stick by my original post and that would apply whatever his origin or background. Albion.
  • Score: 4

1:32pm Sat 15 Feb 14

The Hoffster says...

Albion. wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Albion. wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Albion. wrote:
He should have been executed.
Why ?
Hit and run while fleeing police. There is no possible excuse for that.
No life was taken (thankfully) so your point is.... pointless.
It is only by good luck and medical skill that no life was taken.....Meanwhile he left the victim permanently damaged and carried on his way, and why was he fleeing the police and speeding in the first place? If he had been what you like to describe as EDL/BNP scum you wouldn't be sticking up for him. Personally I stick by my original post and that would apply whatever his origin or background.
I'm not sticking up for him at all.

And surely the best punishment would be 'like for like' ?
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: He should have been executed.[/p][/quote]Why ?[/p][/quote]Hit and run while fleeing police. There is no possible excuse for that.[/p][/quote]No life was taken (thankfully) so your point is.... pointless.[/p][/quote]It is only by good luck and medical skill that no life was taken.....Meanwhile he left the victim permanently damaged and carried on his way, and why was he fleeing the police and speeding in the first place? If he had been what you like to describe as EDL/BNP scum you wouldn't be sticking up for him. Personally I stick by my original post and that would apply whatever his origin or background.[/p][/quote]I'm not sticking up for him at all. And surely the best punishment would be 'like for like' ? The Hoffster
  • Score: -3

9:17pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Alhaurinrhino says...

Surely it would fit the ethnic bill better by throwing acid in his face ?
Surely it would fit the ethnic bill better by throwing acid in his face ? Alhaurinrhino
  • Score: 3

8:32am Sun 16 Feb 14

The Hoffster says...

Alhaurinrhino wrote:
Surely it would fit the ethnic bill better by throwing acid in his face ?
I don't think he's Hindu, so nope, sorry.

(P.S. look at how those nice folk in India treat their women)...
[quote][p][bold]Alhaurinrhino[/bold] wrote: Surely it would fit the ethnic bill better by throwing acid in his face ?[/p][/quote]I don't think he's Hindu, so nope, sorry. (P.S. look at how those nice folk in India treat their women)... The Hoffster
  • Score: -2

7:33pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Albion. says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Alhaurinrhino wrote:
Surely it would fit the ethnic bill better by throwing acid in his face ?
I don't think he's Hindu, so nope, sorry.

(P.S. look at how those nice folk in India treat their women)...
http://www.islam-wat
ch.org/index.php?opt
ion=com_content&task
=view&id=487
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alhaurinrhino[/bold] wrote: Surely it would fit the ethnic bill better by throwing acid in his face ?[/p][/quote]I don't think he's Hindu, so nope, sorry. (P.S. look at how those nice folk in India treat their women)...[/p][/quote]http://www.islam-wat ch.org/index.php?opt ion=com_content&task =view&id=487 Albion.
  • Score: 2

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