Court date set for teen accused of killing Saliq Malik


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SCENE: Almost one year after Saliq was killed following a car crash, a teenager has appeared in court on charges of causing death by dangerous driving

SCENE: Almost one year after Saliq was killed following a car crash, a teenager has appeared in court on charges of causing death by dangerous driving

A teenager from Bradford  has appeared in court charged with causing death by dangerous driving of a 15-year-old last year.

Syam Khan, of Kimberley Street, Bradford Moor, will return to Bradford Crown Court on 8th March 2016 as he faces a likely two-week trial over the death of Saliq Malik.

Khan is accused of driving a Volkswagen Golf GTi dangerously in Gilpin Street, Barkerend, on 12th September 2014 when the vehicle collided with a wall and lamppost.

Saliq suffered serious head injuries from the accident and  passed away later in the day as he was treated in hospital.

Khan is also facing additional charges in relation to the incident of causing death by driving while uninsured, causing death by driving while unlicensed, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, all on the same date.

TRAGIC: Saliq passed away in hospital after being involved in the crash

TRAGIC: Saliq passed away in hospital after being involved in the crash

Five co-accused, Nadeem Hussain, 29; Yasser Hussain, 28; Waqas Iqbal, 20; Haji Rehman, 35; and Mohammed Bilaal Sadiq, 33, also appeared at court on a joint charge of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

All were granted bail, except Sadiq who is in custody.

Since the incident, Saliq’s family have established the Safety of Reckless Driving (SORD) organisation, speaking with members of the community affected by similar events, and warning of the dangers surrounding dangerous driving.

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