A Wimbledon man has been sentenced after a hit and run that killed a pedestrian in Tooting Bec.

Anthony Howell, of Worple Road, was given a sentence of 10 months in jail, suspended for two years.

He was also given a five-year driving ban, a curfew and 260 hours of unpaid work at Kingston Crown Court on Thursday, December 21.

On November 28, Howell was convicted of charges of carless/inconsiderate driving and committing an act with intent to pervert the course of justice, after a week-long trial.

The court had heard that on May 2, 2015, slightly after 3am, Howell drove a silver Vauxhall Insignia on Doctor Johnson Avenue when he hit a pedestrian at the junction with Tooting Bec Road while turning right.

A Streatham man, 31-year-old Adbinajib Awale, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cause of death was determined as being a head injury by a post-mortem examination two days later at St George’s Hospital.

Howell, who had driven away after hitting Mr Awale, told police his vehicle sustained criminal damage at the same time and location as the crash.

Detective Sergeant John Hartfree, from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "I would like to thank everyone who assisted police during our investigation.

"Mr Howell’s failure to stop at the scene and false account only served to make matters worse for all of those involved, particularly for the victim’s family and ultimately himself."

Howell was arrested in Stockwell on May 4, but during an interview he insisted he did not hit anyone with his car, despite admitting driving in the same place and at the same time as the crash.

He was charged on January 23, but pleaded not guilty when the case got to court.