‘Sense­less mur­der of son has bro­ken us’

PAR­ENTS SPEAK OUT AF­TER MAN WAS MOWN DOWN BY CAR AF­TER AR­GU­MENT

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - NEWS - by KATY CLIFTON katy.clifton@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Katy_Clifton1

THE griev­ing par­ents of a 24-yearold who was de­lib­er­ately mown down by a car af­ter a ver­bal spat said his “sense­less mur­der” has left them “bro­ken”.

Seyyed Rasta Mir-Feyzi, of North Finch­ley, was de­lib­er­ately run over at Great North Leisure Park on May 31 last year and died the fol­low­ing day of a “cat­a­strophic head in­jury”.

On Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 9, Haaris Rana, of West Dray­ton, was found guilty of mur­der and his code­fen­dant Yasir Ibrahim, of East Finch­ley, was found guilty of at­tempt­ing to cause GBH.

Af­ter the con­vic­tion at the Old Bai­ley, Seyyed’s fa­ther Mr MirFeyzi, who did not want to give his first name, said that los­ing his son has felt like he has “lost a part of [his] body”.

Mr Mir-Feyzi said: “Since my son’s death, the man re­spon­si­ble for his mur­der has also killed my fam­ily and me. I feel like I have lost a part of my body.

“Know­ing that he can never come back has left me and my wife bro­ken.

“We do­nated our son’s or­gans and from this part of our son lives on. Four peo­ple have the gift of life be­cause of his death.

“We were in­formed a man in his 30s re­ceived one kid­ney, a fe­male in her 20s re­ceived the other, a man in his 30s re­ceived his liver and a man in his 40s re­ceived his heart. It is ter­ri­ble that his life was cut short in such an un­nec­es­sary way – he had a fu­ture. He wanted to join the Royal Navy or the po­lice. He had plans, he had an amaz­ing life.

“He was loved and I know he would have gone on to do great things.”

Rana, of Stainby Close, and Ibrahim, of Mad­di­son Close, stood ac­cused of driv­ing a rented car straight into Seyyed Rasta MirFeyzi on May 31 2017.

The court heard that Rana and Ibrahim con­fronted and goaded the vic­tim and his two friends who were sat in a parked ve­hi­cle in the leisure cen­tre’s car park.

The Crown Pros­e­cu­tion Ser­vice (CPS) said that the de­fen­dants then got out of their car and at­tacked the group be­fore call­ing for back-up, and a sec­ond car of peo­ple ar­rived to join in the as­sault.

Ibrahim got into a car and drove it to­wards the vic­tim and his two friends, the court was told.

Seyyed dodged the car for the first time but was hit at by Rana at a de­lib­er­ately high speed as the at­tack con­tin­ued.

Speak­ing ahead of the sen­tenc­ing on Fe­bru­ary 14, De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Gary Holmes, from the Met’s Homi­cide and Ma­jor Crime Com­mand, said Rana was a “truly vi­cious per­son”.

He said: “Rana’s use of his car as a mur­der weapon, in the same way that some peo­ple use knives, is one of the most re­pul­sive at­tacks I have seen.

“He is a truly vi­cious per­son, who I’m ex­tremely glad is off the streets. I hope that to­day’s con­vic­tion brings the fam­ily of Mr MirFayzi a mea­sure of com­fort.”

It is ter­ri­ble that his life was cut short in such an un­nec­es­sary way – he had a fu­ture Mr Mir-Feyzi

Seyyed Rasta Mir-Feyzi

Haaris Rana was found guilty of mur­der

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