A FATHER whose daughter died after a disqualified driver hit her and failed to stop has said she will not rest in peace until the man who ran her over is prevented from driving for good.
Paul Houston's daughter Amy, 12, was hit by Aso Mohammed Ibrahim, an Iraqi who has never held a UK driving licence, in November 2003.
The following month Ibrahim, a failed asylum seeker who lives in Whalley Bank, Blackburn, was jailed for four months for failing to stop and driving while disqualified.
Last week, he appeared before magistrates again to plead guilty to flouting that ban and driving while disqualified in the Fishmoor area of Blackburn.
He was made subject to a community supervision order for two years, banned from driving for three years and given a 7pm to 7am curfew order for four months.
The chairman of the Bench, Ian Ainsworth, said if he was caught driving again he would certainly go to prison.
Claire Knight, defending, told the court Ibrahim had driven the BMW because he was returning to the Fishmoor area, where he had run over Amy, to visit his son, and was afraid to walk the streets in case of reprisals.
Paul, who lived in Russia Street, Accrington, with his mum Margaret at the time of the accident, but has since moved to Darwen, said: "Amy cannot rest in peace until this man is stopped from driving.
"It's an outrage, the fact that he should be driving down the road he killed my daughter on. He said he felt threatened, he's making out that he's a victim and I find that very hard to believe.
"If he was that traumatised by what happened he wouldn't go near a motor car again.
"Amy cannot rest in peace until this man stops doing what he's doing, because he could run over someone else's daughter."
Since Amy's death Paul has campaigned for new legislation, known as Amy's Law, which would create a specific offence of causing death while driving while disqualified.
The Bill has the backing of Hyndburn MP Greg Pope and is due to have its third reading in Parliament.
Paul said: "I don't want anyone to go through what I have been through. A car is like a lethal weapon.
"If someone went out and killed someone with an axe, you wouldn't let them out with an axe again.
"If I didn't try to do something about it, how could I live with myself?"