Man charged over death of Jasmyn Chan

Jasmyn Chan, 14
Jasmyn Chan, 14
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A man has been charged in connection with death of Jasmyn Chan.

A 32-year-old man has been charged in connection with the death of the 14-year-old Sheffield schoolgirl.

Jasmyn died following a collision on Normanton Hill, Intake, at around 9.20pm on Friday, May 9.

She died after pushing a friend out of the way of the oncoming car, with the other girl also injured in the incident.

Naseeb Ellahi of Ash Road, Birmingham and formerly of Sheffield, has been charged with six offences.

He is charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, causing death by driving while uninsured, causing death by driving while unlicensed, failing to stop at the scene and failing to report.

Ellahi was arrested on Thursday, May 15, this year and is now due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, October 7.

More than 1,000 mourners attended Jasmyn’s funeral earlier this year, while a petition signed by more than 12,000 people called for road safety improvements at the spot where she lost her life.

The road safety campaign prompted Sheffield Council to promise to invest in improvements which will include ‘Jazzy’s Crossing’.

The family of Jasmyn, who was a Year 10 pupil at Birley Community College, have also set up a new charity foundation in her memory.

The Jasmyn Chan Foundation will hold its first official event next month with an all-day music festival at The Embassy Club on Mansfield Road, Intake on October 19 as it bids to raise enough money to gain official charitable status.