Sheffield brothers responsible for horror crash that killed four are jailed

L-R Elliott and Declan BowerL-R Elliott and Declan Bower
L-R Elliott and Declan Bower
Two brothers from Sheffield who were responsible for a horror crash that killed four, including a 16-month-old baby, have just been jailed for a combined total of over 20 years.

The Recorder of Sheffield, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC, jailed brothers Elliott Bower and Declan Bower, both of Harborough Avenue, Manor for multiple charges including causing death by dangerous driving during a hearing that concluded at Doncaster Crown Court just a few moments ago.

Elliott was driving the stolen VW Golf that ploughed into a people carrier that contained the two men, one woman and one child who were killed during the collision on Main Road, Darnall on November 9 last year.

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Judge Richardson jailed Elliott, 18, for a total of 10 years, six months.

His 23-year-old brother, Declan, has been jailed for seven years, 10 months.

A third defendant, aged 18, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been jailed for seven years, 10 months.

The crash claimed the lives of Touran driver Adnan Ashraf, 35 and his 16-month old son Mohammed Osman Mustafa Bin Adnan.

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Family friends Vlasta Dunova, 41, and Miroslav Duna, 50, also died. Their three-year-old granddaughter, Livia Matova, was left fighting for life and her mum Nikola Dunova, 22, was also seriously injured.

Adnan’s wife and Mohamed’s mum, Erika Kroscenova, 32, was also hurt.

The brothers were wanted by police over a variety of charges including attempted murder, and were being pursued by a police car at the time of the collision.

Declan was wanted for questioning over an attempted murder, serious assault and driving while disqualified.

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Elliott, 18, was wanted in connection with a serious assault, failing to attend court and failing to have a drug assessment.

A police pursuit was mounted when the brothers were spotted in a stolen Volkswagen Golf on Friday, November 9. But during the chase the Bower brothers crashed into the VW Touran people carrier.

Elliott pleaded guilty to four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Declan pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking and possession of a blade.

The third defendant pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and possession of cannabis.

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