One of the child stars of hit TV show Educating Yorkshire has been jailed for 27 months after a father was run over and killed by a car following a pub fight.
Kamrrem Harris, 18, who was a baby-faced pupil in the Channel 4 programme, fractured the jaw of a pub-goer after punching him while wearing a knuckle-duster last February.
Harris, of Thornhill, West Yorkshire, was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm, violent disorder and possessing an offensive weapon and was jailed for 27 months in a young offenders institution.
Kamrrem Harris (pictured right), 18, who was as a baby-faced pupil in the Channel 4 programme (left), fractured the jaw of a pub-goer after punching him while wearing a knuckle-duster last February
Following the bust-up, father-of-one Jonathan Binns, 32, was deliberately knocked down and killed by a car as he came out the pub.
Mr Binns’ father David described in court how he knelt by his son’s side and told him to ‘hang in there’.
The injured Mr Binns was rushed to hospital but a decision was later made to turn off his life support machine.
The abandoned white Ford Fiesta involved in the hit and run, driven by Jaelen Herlt, 20, was recovered a short distance away from the Scarborough Pub in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
Following the bust-up, father-of-one Jonathan Binns (pictured), 32, was deliberately knocked down and killed by a car as he came out the pub
A judge said Herlt had used the vehicle as a weapon as he drove out of the pub car park after acting under direction from passenger Khaleem Harris, 20.
Harris – the older brother of Kamrrem who was also involved in the violent disorder – had led by ‘bad example’, a court heard.
The violence had unfolded that night when Kamrrem, 18, broke pub-goer Luke Carter’s jaw.
Following a six-week trial at Bradford Crown Court, Herlt and Harris were found guilty of manslaughter and violent disorder and were sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Another five men, aged between 17 to 21 who stood trial alongside Herlt, Karremm and Khaleem Harris, were found guilty of and sentenced for the following offences.
Behind the wheel of the white Ford Fiesta involved in the hit and run was Jaelen Herlt (pictured), 20
Kallum Harris, 20, of Dewsbury, was sentenced to 12 months detention after his conviction for violent disorder.
Jonathan Newby, 21, of Dewsbury, was jailed for 15 months after being found guilty of violent disorder and possessing a baton or a cosh.
While 19-year-old Ryan Scaife, of Thornhill, received a 12-month sentence of detention for violent disorder.
Reece Hinchcliffe, 19, of Thornhill, was also convicted of violent disorder and he received eight months in a young offender institution.
Another youth, who was only 16 at the time of the incident, was given an eight-month detention and training order for the same offence.
A judge said Herlt had used the vehicle as a weapon as he drove out of the pub car park after acting under direction from 20-year-old passenger Khaleem Harris (pictured)
Mr Binns’ father David told the court that it was heartbreaking trying to explain to his son’s three-year-old boy that his dad was ‘in the sky helping the angels’.
He said: ‘Now at the age of four he is asking when will the angels have finished with his daddy so he can come home?’
Mr Binns’ mother Kathryn Mawson said her world had been shattered forever by his death and she still had flashbacks of him in hospital wing kept alive by machines.
She said she remembered visiting him in the mortuary and being frightened to kiss her son.
‘I constantly feel that I have let Jonathan down. Did we make the right decision in turning the life support off?’
‘My family and I will never be able to mark milestones in any of our lives without Jonathan being there.
‘This whole incident has broken my family. Despite no remorse being shown, I have no hatred towards the people that caused this devastation in all our lives.
‘I still cannot believe that it is all real. We will miss him forever.’
Mr Binns’ former partner Nicola Hargreaves said it breaks her heart when her son asks when his father is coming back out of the sky.
She explained how he became excited when he sees a star in the sky and shouts: ‘It’s daddy. It’s daddy.’
Judge Goss said Mr Binns’ life had been taken needlessly from him and revealed the defendants had seen themselves as some kind of ‘gang of hard people’ who were prepared to take on others who they considered some sort of challenge.