A SPEEDING driver who was jailed for eight years for killing a university student has been convicted of driving whilst disqualified following his release from prison.

Sukvinder Mannan, from Romsley, killed 21-year-old Rebecca McManus and left her friend Harriet Barnsley with life-changing injuries when his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution vehicle smashed into a bus stop on Hagley Road West in Quinton, on May 31, 2015.

The 42-year-old had been racing another driver and reaching speeds of up to 100mph before losing control and smashing into the bus stop.

In December 2015, at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Mannan was jailed for eight years and banned from driving for 10 years after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He was released in 2019 after serving half his sentence.

Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group followed Mannan’s Mercedes on Rubery Lane, Rubery, on February 15 this year.

They pulled Mannan’s car over after seeing him go through a red light. He confirmed he was disqualified from driving until February 23 next year. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Mannan confirmed he knew he was still disqualified and said he was using the vehicle for the purpose of travelling to work for a couple of months. He also admitted to not having any insurance for the vehicle.

At Birmingham Magistrates Court on February 16, Mannan was jailed for 12 weeks and banned from driving for a further 770 days after pleading guilty to the offences of driving whilst disqualified, having no insurance and failing to comply with a red traffic light.

PC Jason Berry, investigating officer based with Central Motorway Policing Group, said: “Mannan showed total disregard for the order from the court which banned him from driving for 10 years.

"He now faces more time behind bars and I hope he uses this time to reflect on his actions.”