THE Attorney General’s office has confirmed it will examine the sentence of a drug driver who knocked down and killed a pensioner in Bolton.

Rizwan Ali hit the headlines after he posed for pictures with high performance cars in the days and months after the fatal crash in August 2018.

Dad of four, Colin Olawumi, 65, was using a pedestrian crossing on Topp Way when he was hit by a Range Rover driven by Ali.

Ali, 26, was driving at almost 60mph when he hit the care home worker, but minutes earlier, he had been driving at 92mph.

Mr Olawumi died at the scene but eight days later a picture of Ali posing with a car was shared on Instagram.

Another image on Ali’s Instagram account showed him with a Lamborghini Aventador and was captioned ‘flyinggggg!’ followed by a number of racing car emojis.

It was revealed that Ali used his brother’s driving licence to fraudulently hire the Range Rover Sport which he drove to a wedding where he took both cocaine and cannabis.

He was found to be more than seven times over the legal limit of benzoylecgonine, a chemical formed in the breakdown of cocaine.

Ali, of Russell Street, Bolton, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, causing death when over the prescribed drug limit, causing death by driving while uninsured and fraud.

He was jailed for three years and five months at Bolton Crown Court in July this year.

He was also disqualified from driving for four years and eight months.

Members of the public can ask the Attorney General’s office to examine sentences handed down by Crown Courts in England and Wales within 28 days of sentencing under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme (ULS).

A spokesperson for the Attorney General’s office, said: “The Solicitor General has referred this case to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme. The hearing will take place on October 8 and it is now for the court decide whether the sentence is increased.”