An illegal immigrant whose car knocked down and killed a 12-year-old boy following a drinking spree has finally been thrown out of Britain more than five years after the tragedy.
Aaron Chisango was deported back to his native Zimbabwe.
A UK Border Agency source today confirmed to the Express&Star that Chisango has been returned to Africa.
The move came as a huge relief to long suffering relatives of Jamie Mason, who was knocked down while crossing Cannock Road in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, on January 8, 2005.
Jamie’s mother Hayley Leighton said today: “This is some kind of justice for Jamie but if the Immigration Department had done its job properly five years ago he would still be here now. Chisango should have been deported before the incident happened.”
His sister Tracy, now aged 36, from Lower Prestwood Road added: “I am still very bitter about what happened but I am delighted to see the back of him. Now Jamie can rest in peace.”
The Wednesfield High School pupil, who lived with his mother and step father Steve in Blackwood Avenue, Wednesfield, was crossing the road to reach Tracy when he was hit by a black Rover 620 driven by Chisango.
The Zimbabwean should have left the country three months earlier.
Chisango, now aged 32, had neither UK driving licence nor insurance, had been drinking whisky the night before.
A charge of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink was dropped because lawyers said there was no enough evidence to prove that he was driving without due care and attention at the time and that his actions resulted in the boy’s death.