A man is sentenced after a fatal ‘hit and run’.

Fahad Mohamed, 23, of MacArthur Close, Wembley, was sentenced on Thursday (October 24) at Harrow Crown Court to eight years after a hit and run when racing at excessively high speeds.

Yussuf Adebiyi, 49, from Neasden, was hit by a black BMW 518 on May 20 as Mohamed was racing two cars at speeds more than 100mph around the A406, North Circular road.

His car hit Mr Adebiyi who was attempting to cross the A406, near the junction with Chartley Avenue, NW2.

Mohamed didn’t stop at the scene and continued to drive at high speeds with the two cars, leaving Mr Adebiyi alone lying on the road.

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called at 3:08am and attempted to provide first aid, but Mr Adebiyi died at the scene.

Mohamed tried to dispose evidence by hiding the vehicle in a remote location. He eventually handed himself to the police on June 14 and was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

On September 20, he pleaded guilty to the offence at Harrow Crown Court.

Detective Sergeant Ben Massink, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “The sudden death of Mr Adebiyi was brought about by the dishonest, dangerous and shocking actions of a man who has now been sentenced to many years in prison.

“I sincerely hope that Mr Adebiyi’s family will get some comfort and closure by the man responsible for his death being brought to account.

Enquiries continue to investigate the involvement the other two drivers had in the collision.

Mr Adebiyi’s sister, his last remaining member of immediate family, attended court today to hear the sentencing. She said: “In light of today’s hearing, I am satisfied that justice has been served on behalf of my brother, Yussuf Adebiyi. I hope that Mr F Mohamed will now have time to reflect upon his action and turn a new leaf.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the media and Metropolitan police for their support and hard work in putting the evidence together.”