The police have released a photo of a man jailed for three years today for causing death by dangerous driving.

Mohammed Abbas, 27, was at the wheel of his Audi A3 when 38-year-old Isma Nawaz lost control of her Vauxhall Astra on Harrogate Road, Apperley Bridge, on June 23, 2020, and crashed into a parked Ford Focus.

Abbas, of Richmond Avenue, Huddersfield, was uninsured at the time of Mrs Nawaz’s death, Bradford Crown Court heard today.

The mother of two, described as a “diamond,” was involved in aggressive driving, the court was told.

Mrs Nawaz, who had two young daughters, died at the scene but although Abbas drove away, Judge Jonathon Rose said he could not be sure he had been aware of the collision.

Abbas was arrested in connection with the fatal crash and pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Abbas, who only had a speeding offence from 2018 on his record, was banned from driving for five-and-a-half years.

Judge Rose was shown CCTV clips of Mrs Nawaz driving closely behind Abbas. In his basis of plea, Abbas said he had been “tailgated” by the Astra and Mrs Nawaz had also tried to undertake his car.

Judge Rose said there was no doubt that Mrs Nawaz’s death was “entirely avoidable and entirely unnecessary”.

He said neither driver had any reason to be going at excessive speed on their way to work that morning, nor was there a reason for “racing or challenging” each other.

“The driving of each of you, I must say, was wholly without justification,” he said.

On a two-lane stretch of the road, they had driven in an “aggressive and combative manner” with another motorist describing them as “idiots”.

Abbas claimed that he had been dabbing his brakes to get the Astra to slow down but Judge Rose suggested that at some point that may have caused Mrs Nawaz to make a sudden steering manoeuvre causing her to lose control and crash.

He accepted that Abbas had expressed genuine remorse and that the incident had had an impact on his mental health.

Judge Rose said Mrs Nawaz’s death had deprived her husband, parents, siblings and children of their “diamond”.

No sentence he could impose would ease the pain of the family nor could it be adequate recompense for their loss.

Abbas will have to take an extended retest at the end of his driving ban and Judge Rose also made a deprivation order in respect of the Audi A3.