A man has appeared in court in connection with the death of a Sheffield teenager in a hit-and-run.
Naseeb Ellahi appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court in connection with the death of Jasmyn Chan.
The popular 14-year-old, from Frecheville, was killed while crossing Normanton Hill in Intake on May 9.
Ellahi, aged 32, formerly of St Ronan’s Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
A second girl was also injured in the collision.
Jasmyn’s mum Paula McCullie and dad Peter Chan were in court for the hearing, along with other members of the teenager’s family.
Paula looked straight at Ellahi in the dock during the short hearing.
He spoke only to confirm his name and address and that he understood his bail conditions.
Ellahi is also charged with causing death by driving while uninsured, causing death by driving while unlicensed, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and failing to report an accident.
Ellahi, of Ash Road, Birmingham, was released on bail on the condition he lives at his address in Birmingham.
He will next appear at Sheffield Crown Court on October 21.
More than 1,000 mourners attended Jasmyn’s funeral, where she was given a ‘hero’s send-off’.
A petition signed by more than 12,000 people is calling 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, a Year 10 pupil at Birley Community College, have also set up a new foundation in her memory. It needs to raise an initial £5,000 to be registered as a charity, supporting causes such as the Teenage Cancer Trust and The Little Princess Trust.
The foundation’s first official event – an all-day music festival at The Embassy Club on Mansfield Road, Intake – is on October 19.