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Former World Champion Prince Naseem to be released from prison after three and a half months

Prince Naseem car crash


Former boxing world champion Prince Naseem Hamed will be released from prison by Monday 4th September, after serving three and a half months of a fifteen month sentence for dangerous driving.

Hamed will be tagged and will be ordered to stick to a 7.00pm - 7.00am curfew. He was banned from driving for four years and was ordered to serve a 15 month prison sentence in May this year after he was involved in a 90 mile an hour head on crash with Anthony Burgin (38) and his wife. He then fled the scene and left Anthony Burgin severely injured, with fractures to every major bone in his body.

Jane Wright of national law firm Irwin Mitchell who represented Mr Burgin said: "Naturally my client is deeply upset and shocked that Mr Hamed has only served a fraction of his sentence. At the time of sentencing Mr Hamed was advised that he would service a minimum of half his sentence. Mr Burgin is struggling to come to terms with the fact that he has been released a lot sooner."

Anthony Burgin added, "I am very upset that this has happened, I was obviously expecting Mr Hamed to serve a lot more of his sentence. What happened to my wife and I was deeply distressing and nearly destroyed our lives, I am shocked that after such a serious accident Mr Hamed has been released after less than four months."

The crash happened on Sunday May 2 2005 on Ringinglow Road, Sheffield less than a mile from Mr Hamed's £3m mansion. At the time the court heard that he was driving his £300,000 super car at over 90mph whilst overtaking on a blind brow of a hill, in direct contravention of the white line system in operation on that road.