Antonio Boparan has been freed early from Jail. Boparan is the son of multi-millionaire businessman Ranjit Singh Boparan who founded the 2 Sisters Food Group which has plants in West Bromwich and Wolverhampton. Antonio Boparan was set to be the heir to the Black Country business empire of his father was jailed for causing the death of a young girl when he crashed into the car she was in nine years earlier, is out of jail early.
Cery Edwards was left paralysed when the car she was in was hit head-on by a Range Rover driven by Antonio Boparan and died nine years later aged 10. Her death in 2015 led to Boparan being charged with killing her.
He was jailed for 18 months in March over the crash in November 2006 when he was 19 but is already freE.
The Ministry of Justice confirmed the 32-year-old has been released from prison. The Edwards family campaigned for tougher sentences for speeding drivers following the crash. Cerys suffered catastrophic injuries when she was just a year old.
She was unable to breathe unaided and required 24-hour specialist care.
The court heard before the accident in Streetly Lane, Sutton Coldfield – which runs around Sutton Park and has a 30mph limit – Boporan had been travelling at up to 80mph.
Experts calculated he ploughed into the Edwards’ Jeep Cherokee at around 71mph.
The little girl’s father, Gareth Edwards, said in court that just a week before the crash the family had held a “big party” for Cerys’ first birthday.
“But nine days later I was performing CPR on my daughter, thanks to Antonio Boparan’s selfish stupidity,” he added.