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Driver who killed pensioner appears in threatening prison video

A driver who killed a pensioner is under investigation after appearing in mobile phone footage posted online from inside a Birmingham prison.

Kamran Raja from Acocks Green, was driving at almost double the speed limit on a Black Country dual carriageway in April last year when he crashed into Edward Harris' vehicle.

The 85-year-old grandfather had been driving home from church at the time and died of organ failure in hospital the day after.

Raja was jailed for ten years earlier this month after pleading guilty to death by dangerous driving.

Kamran Raja was jailed for 10 years after pleading guilty to death by dangerous driving. Credit: BMP Media

In the video, 37-year-old Raja is surrounded by almost a dozen other inmates - many with their faces covered to hide their identity. Staff at the G4S-run prison raided a cell after being made aware of the footage, as it is illegal for inmates to have mobile phones.

West Midlands Police has now launched an investigation.

Director at HMP Birmingham , Richard Stedman, said:

There is no place for mobile phones in prison. Following the search of a prisoner’s accommodation, a mobile phone was found, which has been passed as evidence to West Midlands Police, who are investigating.

We will always work to seize prohibited items and cooperate with partners to take down media content uploaded illegally by prisoners. HMP Birmingham was the first prison to secure a conviction after a prisoner uploaded footage to a social media platform.

– Richard Stedman, Director at HMP Birmingham