BRAGGING: Addil Haroon’s irresponsible high-speed driving killed a 25-year-old man
BRAGGING: Addil Haroon’s irresponsible high-speed driving killed a 25-year-old man

A 19-year-old speed-freak bragged about clocking 142mph on a motorway hours before he sped through a red light and killed another driver.

Addil Haroon took a photo of his Audi A6’s speedometer while racing at double the speed limit on the M62 in November last year.

He then sent it to a friend via Snapchat, saying: “Leeds to Rochdale 11mins catch me.”
In the early hours of the next day, the teenager drove the hire car through a red light in Bury Road, Rochdale, at more than 80mph.

addil haroon (330x450)He smashed into an Audi A5 with such force the vehicle was cut in half.
The 25-year-old driver, Joseph Brown-Lartey, died instantly from multiple injuries.
Experienced traffic officers said it was the worst accident scene they had dealt with.
Haroon, from Essex Street, Rochdale, was jailed at Manchester Minshull Street Crown for six years on Thursday 28th May.

He had pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to causing death by dangerous driving and driving without a licence or insurance.

Sergeant Paul Higgins, from Greater Manchester Police, said: “Haroon’s dangerous behaviour put innocent members of the public at risk and his irresponsible actions have devastated a family.

“He was uninsured, unlicensed and driving dangerously but he paid no heed and sadly Joseph paid the price for this.

“Many of the experienced traffic officers who were first on the scene described the collision scene as the worst they’ve witnessed and it will stay with them throughout their time in the force.

“Haroon is off the road and behind bars and I hope today’s sentence goes some small way to bring some closure for the family.”

Following his death, Mr Brown-Lartey’s parents issued a statement, saying their ‘lives will never be the same again’.

“Joseph is a great son, brother and friend to many people with his whole future ahead of him which has been tragically and suddenly taken away from us far too soon,” they said.
“He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.”