Lisa: Taxi man is charged

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A TAXI driver will today appear in court charged with causing the death of 19-year-old Lisa Saville by dangerous driving.

The 42-year-old man – who the Courier understands is named Jawaid Iqbal – was arrested on Friday night and quizzed by detectives over the weekend.

He was charged on Saturday night and will appear at Calderdale Magistrates Court this morning.

A 19-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man who were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter on Friday morning were later released without charge.

Lisa was found with serious head injuries on City Lane, Wheatley, in the early hours of Friday morning and later died.

She is believed to have been on a night out in Halifax town centre earlier in the evening and travelled to City Lane after getting into a Hackney carriage-style taxi with two other people at the rank on Waterhouse Street, Halifax.

Dozens of flowers have been left at the scene, paying tribute to the popular teenager.

A message from Domonic said: “Lisa, you are sooo beautiful. I will never forget you. I love you so much, now and always.” Another tribute read: “To my beautiful best friend, sister and partner in crime... words can’t describe how much I love and miss you. I know you will always be with me wherever I go. The good times we had together will not be forgotten. I love you Lisa Saville. Lots of love, Jadey Ricey.”

Another said: “Lisa, you were the nicest person I’ve ever met, a true angel. Love you forever, Kerrie and Johnny Pee.”

Lisa had been close friends with David Nicholson, 19, who died in a car crash last year.

A Lisa Nicholson left a tribute at the scene which read: “RIP Lisa. You will be forever in our hearts. Give David our love and look after each other.”