Ali Akram jailed for Using Imitation Gun on Dad of Ex-Girlfriend

Bradford-based Ali Akram has been imprisoned after he threatened his ex-girlfriend’s father with an imitation gun. The incident happened in June 2018.

Ali Akram jailed for Using Imitation Gun on Dad of Ex-Girlfriend f

Akram pulled out a black handgun, threatened the man and told him "I'll have you".

Ali Akram, aged 24, of Heaton, Bradford, was jailed for two years and five months on May 17, 2019, for pointing an imitation gun at his ex-girlfriend’s father.

Bradford Crown Court heard he was arrested for the offence but failed to attend his trial and harassed the woman and her family with dozens of phone calls. He also turned up outside their home.

After he was arrested again in April 2019, Akram pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, harassment and breach of bail.

The prosecutor Alex Menary said that Akram took it badly when his relationship ended.

On June 21, 2018, he confronted his former partner’s father on the Bradford street where the family, who have young children, live.

Akram pulled out a black handgun, threatened the man and told him “I’ll have you”. He then fled the scene but was caught on CCTV with the gun.

He was later arrested and officers seized a .177 airgun and pellets from his bedroom.

Akram was released on bail and was ordered not to contact the woman or her family. He was also told not to go near their home.

However, he failed to attend the court on July 23 and did not attend his trial on December 4.

While a warrant was out for his arrest, Akram harassed the woman with unwanted phone calls in August. He also revved his car outside her home.

Mr Menary explained that the woman’s father had been a victim of a gunpoint robbery in the past. This made the incident with Akram more distressing.

The incident left the man too traumatised to sleep or eat for a while.

Akram’s barrister, Abdul Shakoor, said he knew he was going to prison. He explained that his client worked as a security officer at Leeds General Infirmary and he had undertaken many charitable works.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, said Akram had pointed what looked like a lethal automatic handgun at the man’s head.

After Akram’s arrest, he had falsely accused the man of attacking him.

Judge Hall explained that Akram had breached his bail conditions and constantly harassed the family while evading the police and the courts.

He received 20 months for possession of the imitation gun with intent to cause fear of violence, three months for harassment and six months for the Bail Act offence. The sentences were to run concurrently.

The Telegraph & Argus reported that Judge Durham Hall made Akram the subject of a restraining order. It banned him from contacting the woman and her family and from going near their home.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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