TWO grieving families are trying to put more pressure on the law authorities to support their fight for justice.
The families of Jade Rice and Daniel Atkinson are pleading with Attorney General Dominic Grieve to take another look at the fatal crash which claimed their young lives.
And they are hoping others will join the call for a fresh look at the evidence involved in the case, which dates to January 2006.
Brake, the Huddersfield-based road safety charity, has backed the families’ call for a new inquiry.
They have been supporting both families and also hope to involve them in future campaigns over road safety and young people.
Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has previously rejected a plea for a new court hearing over the deaths of Jade and Daniel.
The families of both youngsters had asked Mr Starmer 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 on 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.
But an inquest returned a verdict that both youngsters – who were in care at the time – had been unlawfully killed.
Now attention has switched to Mr Grieve, with the families sending him a dossier of the background to the case.
A spokesman for Brake said: “Brake fully supports the families’ desire for justice and would be happy if the Attorney General would agree to take another look at the case.
“We are providing help and support through our services to both families who are working with us on trying to improve safety for young people on our roads.”