West Midlands CPS have decided that there is enough evidence to warrant an appeal over the sentence handed out to the hit and run killer of Abigail Craen.

Jaswinder Singh, of Ward End, Birmingham, was jailed for 18 months for causing the death of 20-year-old Abigail by dangerous driving.

Prosecuting counsel wrote a detailed report of the case, setting out the evidence which indicated the sentence had been unduly lenient.

After reading it, the head of West Midlands CPS they were justified in submitting it to the Attorney General's office. The Attorney General will decide whether to then pass the file onto the Court of Appeal.

Singh pleaded guilty in January to dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident, failing to report an accident and driving without insurance.

Judge Daniel Pearce-Higgins sentenced Singh, who was also banned from driving for four years, at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday.

The decision by West Midlands CPS is the first stage in the process of proving the sentence handed out was unduly lenient, with the aim of eventually getting it increased.

A spokesman for West Midlands CPS said: "After taking detailed advice from counsel West Midlands CPS has sent the file on Jaswinder Singh to the Attorney General's office."

The solicitor general, Warwickshire MP Mike O'Brien has requested to see the file after nationwide condemnation of the short sentence. The maximum that could have been handed out is 10 years.

A spokeswoman for the Attorney General's office said: "Mike has asked to see the papers," she said. "When he heard what the sentence was he thought he would examine it.

"Because a person died and it was a low sentence, he needs to satisfy himself to see that the right sentence has been issued."