Newlywed was three months pregnant when she was killed by car being pursued b policeSWNS


A newlywed who was expecting her first child was killed when her car was hit by a vehicle being pursued by police.

Ahtia Tabasim, 28, who married husband Badar Zaman just five months ago, was three months pregnant, her family have revealed.

She was just yards from her Birmingham home when she was killed. Police had been pursuing a Renault Laguna. Moments later it collided with Ahtia's Ford Fiesta and an Audi.

Her death is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Ahtia's uncle Sajad Hussain, 43, said: "Everyone is completely devastated, she was like a best friend to everyone.

"It's such a shock and very stressful, especially for her mother, she loved her daughter so much."

Ahtia's brother was the first relative at the scene of the crash after being alerted by friends who worked nearby.

He said: "They took her to intensive care. But she passed away. She was a carer in an old persons home and when they found out they were shocked. The patients and the staff loved her so much."

A 25-year-old Birmingham man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and will appear at Birmingham Magistrates today.

Police said he also faces charges of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply, possession of a class B drug, failing to stop for a police officer and driving without insurance or a licence.