Watch: Hit and run driver caught on CCTV in a Birmingham burger bar hours after killing two young brothers
Mohammed Sullaiman Khan was behind the wheel of his powerful Audi A3 when he went through a red light and ploughed into a BMW killing Pawanveer and Sajay Singh
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A hit-and-run driver casually chats to a friend in a Birmingham burger bar - minutes after killing two young brothers in a 92mph horror smash.
Mohammed Sullaiman Khan was behind the wheel of his powerful Audi A3 when he went through a red light and ploughed into a BMW. The BMW was being driven by Arithi Nahar who was taking her two sons Sanjay Singh, 10, and 23-month-old Pawanveer, home for their tea.
The boys, who were already in their pyjamas, had just collected their supper from a fish bar where their dad worked. The brothers were killed instantly in the crash on Birmingham New Road, Wolverhampton, while their mother suffered serious injuries. Khan fled the scene and less than two hours later he was captured on a burger bar’s security footage waiting for food.
Footage released by West Midlands Police shows Khan chatting to a friend while occasionally rubbing his chest which was hurt in the high-speed crash. Khan, 27, of Edgbaston, was also caught on CCTV driving at high speed in a 40mph zone minutes before the crash which happened at around 8.45pm on March 14, 2019.
What happened at Wolverhampton Crown Court?
He pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving at Wolverhampton Crown Court. A Bentley driver accused of taking part in a high-speed road race with the Audi, Hamza Shahid, 36, was cleared of causing deaths by dangerous driving. He denied racing the Audi, telling jurors he had been speeding to avoid the aggressive driving of Khan.
One of Khan’s brothers, Mohammed Asim Khan, 34, of Hall Green, was found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice by lying to police about his brother’s car. The court heard at 10.20pm police were called by Mohammed saying Khan’s Audi had been stolen in a car-key burglary earlier that day.
Another brother, lawyer Mohammed Adil Khan, 35, of Edgbaston, was found not guilty of the same charge. A fifth man, Rashane Henry, 32, of Bilston, Wolverhampton, was cleared of taking part in the conspiracy. The Khan brothers, of Birmingham, will be sentenced at a later date.
A sixth man Tejinder Singh, 30, of Bilston, denies conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and assisting an offender. He will be tried at a later date.
‘That day our lives and our home died too’
In a statement, the boys’ heartbroken family said: “We as parents of Sanjay and Pawanveer miss them terribly, we will never see them grow up into teenagers and then later as adults. We have been robbed of that. Our boys were taken away in a blink of an eye on the 14th March 2019. The day that our lives and our home died too.
“With the support of our family, friends, loved ones, colleagues and professionals we have developed a new way of living again with this constant pain and bleed in our hearts.”
Detective Constable Karl Davies, the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, who lead the enquiries, said: "Our duty was to Sanjay and Pawanveer and to their family, who have been so brave throughout. It is awful, almost beyond words, for two young brothers to be killed in such a dreadful collision."