A TAXI driver who ran over and killed a young woman walked free from court yesterday.
Stephanie Hammill, 20, fell from a kidnapper's car and was run over by Mohammed Ashiq's taxi.
Dewsbury magistrates sentenced him to 200 hours' community service and an 18-month driving ban.
Ashiq, 53, was found guilty of failing to stop after an accident and failing to report it to the police.
He was also ordered to pay £300 costs and his licence was endorsed.
The court was told that Ashiq's taxi hit Miss Hammill and dragged her body for 25 yards along Batley Road in Wakefield on November 29, 2003.
Minutes before, she had got in what she thought was a taxi in the city centre.
She then either got out of, or was pushed out of, this car and ended up in the path of Ashiq's taxi.
Chairman of the bench Joan Obbard said
Ashiq, of Wakefield, must have known that he had run over a body.