Killer driver facing long jail term

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Published: Friday 24th October 2014 by The News Editor

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A driver who knocked down and killed a university student will be sentenced today after being told to expect a lengthy term of imprisonment.

Fahid Saber pleaded guilty last month to causing the death of 22-year-old Joseph O’Reilly by dangerous driving.

Mr O’Reilly, originally from Co Kildare in the Republic of Ireland, was on a night out in Birmingham when he was struck by Saber’s Volkswagen Polo on December 15 last year.

The victim, a student at at the University of Wolverhampton, was pronounced dead shortly after the collision at 5.15am.

Saber, aged 22 and from Bromford Lane, Birmingham, also pleaded guilty to a separate charge of dangerous driving during the previous hearing at the city’s Crown Court.

CCTV evidence is expected to be played to the judge who sentences Saber, who failed to stop at the scene and was arrested in the Bordesley area of Birmingham.

Mr O’Reilly, known to friends as Jody, was an avid Aston Villa fan and lived at a university campus in Walsall.

Published: Friday 24th October 2014 by The News Editor

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