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Two jailed over hit-and-run death

Mathsar Hussain
Mathsar Hussain was jailed for three-and-a-half years

Two men have been jailed over the death of a grandfather who was hit by a car which failed to stop.

At Manchester Crown Court Mathsar Hussain, 29, of Hyde, admitted causing death by dangerous driving and was jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Choudry Hussain, from Chorlton, was jailed for 13 months for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Thomas Dolan, 54, died when he was knocked over in Gorton in May 2008 by a car driven by Mathsar Hussain.

The court heard that the Toyota Avensis hit Mr Dolan with such force that witnesses saw him being flung 15ft (4.6m) in the air.

Police tests showed the car was travelling on Hyde Road at more than 60mph in a 30mph zone.

Thomas Dolan
Thomas Dolan suffered multiple injuries

Police inquiries found that the car police suspected of being involved in the accident had no registered owner. The previous owner was Choudry Hussain, but he told police he did not have contact details for the new owner.

The court heard phone records showed the two men had been in contact before and after the incident, around 50 times in total.

Mr Dolan leaves three daughters and five grandchildren.

Det Sgt Rob Cousen, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "We were faced with lies and deception, as a family was left to mourn a truly unwarranted death.

"Choudry claimed that he did not know who bought the car off him but we have proved that not only did they know each other, they were in regular contact after the collision.

"His actions slowed us down, but I was always confident the pair would have nowhere else to go."

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