Family Of Murdered Chelmsford Taxi Driver "Utterly Devastated"

6 November 2015, 07:06 | Updated: 6 November 2015, 07:09

Allan Frampton

The family of man who was run over by his new partner's estranged husband in Chelmsford say they have been left "utterly devastated by his death".

63 year-old Nasser Rezaie, from Petersfield in the city, was found guilty of murder at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday.

The jury took less than three hours to come to a unanimous conclusion.

The Frampton family released the following statement: "We have been left utterly devastated by the way in which our lovely father and grandfather was cruelly and spinelessly taken from us.

"Nasser Rezaie's callous bid for revenge has not only robbed us of a loving father and grandfather, it’s turned our life and his own children's lives upside down.

"We would like to thank the jury for reaching a verdict of murder and realising that Rezaie was hell-bent on taking our father’s life long before he killed him. Now we have found justice for him and he can rest in peace.

"We will continue to speak about our father with great happiness so that he will always be remembered as a happy, generous, loving, kind man.

"We thank our family and friends for all the support they have given us during this devastating time."

Senior investigating officer, DCI Marina Ericson said: "I would like to express how pleased I am with the guilty verdict that has been passed today.

"The jury has clearly taken time to consider all the facts in this case, including the previous threats and months of harassment directed at both Jane Rezaie and Allan Frampton .

"Nasser Rezaie had a tracking device fitted to his estranged wife’s car allowing him to stalk both her and Allan over a number of weeks. He had previously made mention of wanting to cause harm to Allan, and purposely went to Osea Way that evening to do just that.

"As was seen from the CCTV images of the incident itself, Rezaie used his Mercedes car as a weapon, to deliberately drive over Allan repeatedly with the intention of causing him significant harm, and thus destroy the relationship Allan and Mrs Rezaie had formed.

"His actions on that day have caused devastation to the whole family, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

"My thoughts continue to be with the family at this time. I hope this verdict and the fact that Rezaie will be imprisoned for a very long time will help them to rebuild their lives and move forward from this tragic incident."