Father of teenage hit-and-run victim Jasmyn Chan speaks out after her killer is jailed

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The father of Jasmyn Chan, who was killed in a hit-and-run last May, spoke out after seeing his daughter’s killer jailed.

Naseeb Ellahi, aged 34 was jailed today for seven-and-a-half years for causing death by dangerous driving after crashing into Jasmyn Chan, 14, and leaving her for dead.

Speaking outside Sheffield Crown Court his victim’s father, Peter Chan, said: “The man responsible for taking the life of our sweet and loving daughter is now in prison, but it doesn’t ease our grief, we will endure a life sentence.

“We have been through so much pain and heartache over the last nine months and we still haven’t come to terms with the fact that Jazz is gone. I don’t think we ever will.

“We are pleased he is now in prison, he stole Jazz’s life and has shown no remorse.

“No driver will intentionally get in their car with the mindset of taking someone’s life, but this has been the stark reality for us and he left us to pick up the pieces and just question why? Why it happened? Why no one helped to turn him in for 5 days? And why to our innocent and precious child who had such a bright future and life ahead of her.

“We cannot put into words the devastation we still feel knowing she is gone and the empty feeling inside that we will never see her sweet, smiling face again.

“Our daughter was a loving, friendly girl and was beautiful, inside and out. She was so caring and thoughtful, she always wanted to help people less fortunate than herself.

“We would like to thank the public of South Yorkshire, and further afield, for their continued support and kindness shown to our family, and to South Yorkshire Police for their determination to bring Jasmyn’s killer to justice.

“As a family we still are heartbroken and filled with absolute sadness over the loss of Jasmyn. There is a massive hole in all of our hearts without her here, and I honestly don’t know how we will ever get over losing her.”