Driver jailed for running over and killing Wembley student in Willesden

PUBLISHED: 11:04 29 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:32 29 July 2013

Yousef Zayn died in December  2011

Yousef Zayn died in December 2011


Jakub Murlewski reversed his truck into Yousef Zayni

A refuse truck driver who ran over and killed a Wembley man while reversing has been sent to jail.

Jakub Murlewski, 28, was behind the wheel of his three-and-a-half-tonne truck when he knocked over Yousef Zayni as he walked in the Sapcote Trading Estate in Dudden Hill Lane, Willesden, on December 14, 2011.

The 23-year-old, who had recently graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Bio-Medical Science, was on his way to work and died at the scene.

Last week at Harrow Crown Court was sentenced to 36 week in prison for causing death by careless driving.

Murlewski from Hayes, who had denied any wrong doing, was acquitted of causing death by dangerous driving at his trial last month.

Mr Zayni, who lived with his family in Preston Road, Wembley, was a former pupil at Mount Stewart Junior School, in Mount Stewart Avenue, Kenton, and Preston Manor High School, in Carlton Avenue East, Wembley.

He was killed a month after he started a new job in Dollis Hill.

At the time of his death his brother Yasser Zayni told the Times: “He always had a smile on his face. He was the sweetest person and brother I could have wished for.

“It was the wish of our mother that Yousef went on to university and graduate with a degree. He had only received one month’s wage from his new job, which he gave to my mum to thank her for pushing him to go to university.

“My parents were so proud of him. We all were. You never appreciate what you have and how special someone is until you lose them.”

Murlewski was also disqualified from driving for two years and must retake his test before he is allowed back behind the wheel.

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