THE country’s top prosecutor has asked for more time to look at the case of two teenagers who died in a road smash in Huddersfield.
As reported yesterday, Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, met the parents of Jade Rice and Daniel Atkinson on Wednesday.
They have asked him to look at the possibility of a fresh prosecution against Mohammed Tanwir.
Mr Tanwir was driving the Toyota car that was carrying the two 17-year-olds when it struck a tree and lamp-post on Bradley Road in Bradley January 29, 2006. Jade and Daniel both died in the incident.
A dangerous driving charge against Mr Tanwir was dropped in November of that year. Further attempts at prosecution have stalled.
Naeem Siraj, the barrister who is representing the families, said he had spoken to Mr Starmer yesterday.
He said: “He has some case work that may help, but he needs some more time to look at it. We will find out more next week.”