Harrowing CCTV reveals street rage driver tailgating grandfather earlier than killing him with single punch

Harrowing footage reveals a street rage driver tailgating a grandfather earlier than killing him with a single punch.

Arslan Farooq, 25, attacked 51-year-old van driver Simon West, leaving him with a deadly head damage.

Mr West was rushed to hospital following the assault in Oldbury however died of his accidents simply days earlier than Christmas final 12 months.

CCTV reveals Arslan Farooq, within the white automobile, following sufferer Simon West’s van

(West Midlands Police)

Farooq admitted manslaughter and harmful driving and was jailed on Friday for eight years at Birmingham Crown Court.

CCTV launched after his sentencing reveals Farooq, of Erdington, pursuing Mr West after the van driver pulled out in entrance of him.

Farooq tailgated Mr West because the pair drove alongside Causeway Green Road and the A4123 Wolverhampton Road on 10 December final 12 months.

He then moved from his lane in direction of the sufferer’s van, making an “aggressive” manoeuvre as he travelled within the parallel lane.

Farooq pulled throughout the entrance of Mr West’s van earlier than each males bought out of their autos. The assailant then punched the 51-year-old, leaving him unconscious.

Mr West underwent hospital surgical procedure for a head damage however died 4 days in a while 14 December

(West Midlands Police)

After the assault, Farooq bought again into his Vauxhall Astra and drove off, leaving Mr West with catastrophic accidents.

Mr West underwent hospital surgical procedure for a head damage however died 4 days in a while 14 December.

A autopsy confirmed he died from a traumatic head damage.

Farooq, 25, has been jailed over the deadly assault

(West Midlands Police)

In a tribute to Mr West, his household stated: “Simon was a loving and caring father, brother, son, partner and recently grandfather.

“He was loved by everybody he met and will be deeply missed”

Farooq was arrested however claimed he reacted after Mr West had “cut him up” on the junction.

Detective Inspector Ranj Sangha, of West Midlands Police, stated: “Actions like these have no place on our roads and it is truly tragic that such an incident resulted in a man’s life being lost.

“But we have been able to establish exactly what happened and bring the person responsible for such a devastating consequences before the courts.

“We can only hope that with this jailing, Mr West’s family can find some peace.”

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