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Killer driver who already had 25 points on his licence

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A man who killed another motorist had been allowed to carry on driving, despite having 25 points on his licence.

Manchester Crown Court heard Ivan Girga, 27, a mechanic from Bolton, was travelling at 72mph in a 30mph zone on Crescent Road in Crumpsall, prior to the crash which killed 42-year-old Ghusanfar Illyas on June 5, 2019.

He should have been banned from driving under the 'totting up' scheme, following convictions for driving with no licence or insurance.

Mr Illyas' father was performing a 'perfectly legal' U-turn to take six members of his family to a cinema in Manchester, to celebrate his sons' 13th birthday and Eid.

The celebration turned to tragedy when Girga, who had been aggressively overtaking cars before the crash in a black VW Golf he bought the day before, with his three-year-old son also in the car, smashed into the Vauxhall Zafira the family was travelling in.

The Ministry of Justice say "human error and process issues" were to blame for Girga not being banned.

Motorists who incur 12 points within three months usually face a driving ban for six-months.

Girga has now been jailed for nine years and banned from driving for 12 years and three months.