‘Controlling’ Husband threatened to Send Wife to Pakistan

A “controlling” husband attacked his wife, spent her money on drugs and threatened to send her to Pakistan.

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"he made threats to harm her family back in Pakistan"

Naveed Hussain, aged 30, of Worcester, received an additional 20 hours of unpaid work after breaching the terms of a 30-month community order for “controlling and coercive behaviour” towards his wife.

Between April 1, 2020, and January 22, 2021, he had admitted controlling and coercive behaviour as well as occasioning actual bodily harm.

Hussain’s behaviour included taking his wife’s house keys and mobile phone, making threats to her family in Pakistan and telling her she would have to return to Pakistan.

Raj Punia, prosecuting, said the victim’s manager called the police when she arrived at Worcestershire Royal Hospital with “minor but visible physical injuries”.

Ms Punia said: “He asked for her house keys and told her she was not allowed to leave the house, picked up her bank card and phone off the bed and said she would be staying in the house.”

Hussain attacked his wife, slapping her on the back of the head, pulling her hair and grabbing her by the shoulder and pushing her against the door, causing the door to break.

The victim suffered injuries to her neck and shoulder.

Ms Punia continued: “She was saying he made threats to harm her family back in Pakistan if she did not do as she was told, took her money and spent it.”

The woman also described how Hussain would “spend her money on drugs or on his own children from his previous relationship”.

Hussain also crashed his car into a house in Battenhall Rise in March 2018, causing £30,000 of damage and injuring the family inside, before fleeing the scene.

A 15-year-old girl was taken to hospital and treated for a broken collarbone, broken ribs and a fracture to her shoulder.

Her mother suffered broken ribs and a punctured left lung.

He received a 30-month community order in November 2021.

Hussain appeared back at Worcester Crown Court on February 3, 2022, after he skipped his community order.

His probation officer, Jason Smith, said Hussain had only managed to attend his first appointment.

Mr Smith said: “He has not attended since, unfortunately. He states he remains motivated to get the hours done.”

He had to complete an accredited programme of building better relationships (30 sessions) and 100 hours of unpaid work.

An indefinite restraining order was also made, preventing him from having direct or indirect contact with the victim.

Hussain said: “I’m sorry. It was a lot of unfortunate events that occurred one after the other.

“None of them were reasonable excuses so I’m sorry about that.”

Judge James Burbidge QC told Hussain:

“You have put the taxpayer to expense. I don’t suppose the probation service asks for costs?”

An extra 20 hours of unpaid work was added for the breach.

The judge added: “If you come before the court again I’m going to have to send you immediately to custody.”

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