Killer driver judge in Top Gear ap­peal

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY JAMIE JOHN­SON

A JUDGE said the BBC’s Top Gear show should carry warn­ings about speed­ing as he jailed a driver for the hit-and-run death of a pen­sioner.

Reck­less Ziad Hamed, 23, mowed down Derek Raynor, 81, af­ter rac­ing through a red light at 60mph in West Lon­don, in March last year.

Judge Ni­cholas Cooke QC said: “There seems to be a cul­ture of young males driv­ing pow­er­ful cars at ex­ces­sive speeds.”

He called on the BBC mo­tor­ing pro­gramme to f lash up warn­ings on un­ac­cept­able driv­ing at the start of ev­ery episode.

Hamed, of Northolt, pleaded guilty to caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing and was jailed for six years at the Old Bai­ley. The BBC did not com­ment.

RECK­LESS Ziad Hamed

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