Boy, 7, killed by taxi after mum left him home alone in dark house without electricity or gas to visit her lover | The Sun
A SEVEN-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by a taxi – after his mum left him home alone to visit her lover.
Malakye Hall died when he was struck down crossing Manchester Road in Bradford, West Yorkshire, by himself on August 11 2020.
Malakye had escaped a locked house where his mother had left him alone – without electricity or gas.
As she was visiting her partner for the night, Malakye was knocked down by a black Toyota Auris Estate at around 10pm.
He was taken to hospital where he sadly died as a result of his injuries.
Mohsin Hussain, 32 of Carlisle Terrace admitted at Bradford Crown Court in October 2023 to causing the death by dangerous driving.
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Yesterday Hussain was sentenced to 9 years and 9 months in jail and disqualified from driving for 10 years and 10 months.
In a victim personal statement submitted to the court, Malakye's sisters describe him as the life and soul of our lives.
She said: “Malakye was the cheeky playmate as our youngest sibling, he was loved and liked by all those who knew him well.
“We will miss watching him turn into the man he would have become. We have been robbed of our childhood with him but also robbed of a future life as adult siblings with Malakye.
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“The actions that led to the death of our brother Malakye have affected our lives immensely. His death was a smack in the face, a real shock to us all.
"It has completely changed our lives in terms of where we live, our schooling, the loss of neighbours and friends we grew up with and our overall confidence in trusting people or environments we find ourselves in.
“The sentence of losing Malakye will never end, it is a life sentence for us. We will have to live the rest of our lives without Malakye, our brother who was tragically taken from us far too soon.”
Mum Wendy Hall chose to lock Malakye in the house because he'd refused to come with her to her partner's.
She had left her mobile phone with Malakye for him to play with and did not think he could use the bolt, but her son escaped the house shortly after she left.
The cruel parent was jailed for three years after pleading guilty to neglect in August 2021.
Detective Inspector Paul Conroy of the Major Collision Enquiry Team said: “Malakye’s death has had a profound effect on his family and everyone who knew him. They have had to wait three years for this to come to a conclusion and I thank them for their patience.
“I know that today’s sentence will never bring Malakye back but I hope that it can give them some comfort and justice in knowing that the man responsible for driving the car that hit Malakye has been jailed.”
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