A MAN from West Drayton who drove his car at a pedestrian was found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey on Friday.

Haaris Rana, 22, of Stainby Close, had already pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified.

His passenger in the incident, Yasir Ibrahim, 22, of East Finchley, was found guilty of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm.

Both were majority decisions by the jury. They will be sentenced on Wednesday.

It was May last year when police were called to reports of a car in collision with a pedestrian in the car park of the Great North Leisure Park, Finchley.

The victim had been assaulted during a fight in the car park and the vehicle was the deliberately driven at him.

Seyyed Mir-Feyzi was taken by air ambulance to hospital but was pronounced dead.

The car - a white BMW - was abandoned at the car park, but Rana and Ibrahim fled. They were arrested and charged two days later.

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Det Chief Insp Gary Holmes said: "Rana's use of his car as a murder weapon, in the same way that some people use knives, is one of the most repulsive attacks I have seen.

"He is a truly vicious person, who I'm extremely glad is off the streets.

"I hope that today's conviction brings the family of Mr Mir-Feyzi a measure of comfort."

Seyyed's father added: "Since my son's death, the man responsible for his murder has also killed my family and m,e too. I feel like I have lost a part of my body. Knowing that he can never come back has left me and my wife broken.

“We donated our son's organs and, from this, parts of our son live on. Four people have the gift of life because of his death.

“It is terrible that his life was cut short in such an unnecessary way. He had a future. He wanted to join the Royal Navy or the police. He had plans. He had an amazing life. He was loved and I know he would have gone on to do great things.”