A driver who caused the death of a man as a result of his dangerous driving has been jailed.

Mudasser Rasool, aged 35 of Stockport Road was sentenced at Manchester Crown Square to 5 years in prison after being found guilty of causing the death of Frederick Petts by dangerous driving.

He has also been disqualified from driving for 8 and a half years.

At around 1.15pm on Thursday 27 July 2017, 89-year-old Frederick was driving his Vauxhall Astra on Errwood Road in Burnage before slowing down to turn right.

As Mr Petts was slowing his car down, Rasool was speeding along Errwood Road in the opposite direction in his Audi RS4.

A few moments later Rasool drove onto the wrong side of the road and the two cars were involved in a head on collision.

Frederick was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries but was sadly pronounced dead later that day.

PC Pete Cunningham, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Rasool showed a blatant disregard for the safety of other people and the law with his race car driver-like attitude that day.

“On the day of the collision, he drove in such a dangerous way that it was only a matter of time before somebody got hurt. Sadly that person was 89-year-old grandfather Frederick Petts, leaving his family absolutely devastated.

“Frederick was a beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. His family has described him as being a true gentleman and a man who was always there for them and his loss has left an enormous gap in their lives.

“I have nothing but praise for the immense strength, courage and dignity his family has shown throughout the proceedings.

“Mr Rasool, on the other hand, has shown no remorse for his actions and I hope that he spends the length of his prison stint reflecting on his reckless behaviour.”