THEY are the photos of a death crash hidden from a grieving mum for five years.
But now Elaine Noble has steeled herself to view the pictures of the crashed Toyota car in which her teenage daughter and her friend died.
And she hopes that publicly releasing the photos will give more weight to two families’ campaign for justice.
Mrs Noble’s husband Barry has kept the photos hidden from her ever since the crash which claimed the lives of their daughter Jade Rice, 17, and 17-year-old Daniel Atkinson.
The teenagers were being driven in Huddersfield by care worker Mohammed Tanwir.
But they were killed when the carcrashed into a tree and a lamp-post in Bradley Road.
Experts suggested the car could have been travelling at up to 80mph, but lawyers have resisted prosecution for the driver.
Now the families of both youngsters are pinning their hopes on another legal avenue.
Their barrister, Naeem Siraj, is to again write to the Attorney General seeking a new ruling.
Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has previously rejected a plea for a new court hearing over the deaths.
But Mr Siraj – the barrister who is representing the families pro bono – will contact the Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC to ask him to intervene.
The Attorney General has the power to order court proceedings and can overrule the DPP.
Mrs Noble, 53, of Calderdale, said she felt she had to finally see the crash photos.
The crumpled, twisted wreckage of the Toyota – barely recognisable after the high-speed crash – shows the vehicle in which Jade and Daniel were killed.
Mrs Noble said: “Ever since the smash on Bradley Road, Bradley, in January, 2006, I have never had closure. Barry has been keeping the photos from me, but I had to see them because I want some answers.
“I cannot put into words how they made me feel.
“I think you’ve got to be insane to think that the car was driving at the speed limit when it crashed when you look at the damage to that car.”
The car was being driven by Shipley care worker Mohammed Tanwir when it hit a tree and a lamp-post.
Experts at the teenagers’ inquest suggested it could have been travelling at 80mph in a 40mph zone.
But Tanwir was never tried at court – despite a coroner recording a verdict of the teens’ “unlawful killing”.
A dangerous driving charge against him was never heard in court due to insufficient evidence presented by the Crown Prosecution Service.
The Crime Prosecution Service, who were responsible for prosecuting Tanwir, were criticised by a judge for not gathering expert evidence at the time. Now Mrs Noble, and Daniel’s mother Linda Adams, have been left hanging in limbo ever since.
And they have clung to every piece of evidence and tried every single avenue they can to seek justice for their children and have a proper court trial.
The teenagers were living in Aspirations’ accommodation – designed to support young people leaving local authority care.
The driver, Mohammed Tanwir, was employed as a ‘sleep in’ worker at the time at an address in Sherwood Avenue, Bradley.
Both families have asked how someone driving a car which killed two people can escape without even a point on their licence.
“We don’t want revenge, we just want to know what happened – a proper trial with all the witnesses and facts,” said Mrs Noble.
“I feel as if I wish I was dead. I don’t have a life. I just exist because I’ve never had closure on this and I’ve never been able to get back to normality.”