"This was a terrifying case where the victim and her mother were abused"
A Birmingham man, Mustafa Ahmed, aged 29, was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Birmingham Crown Court for being violent and controlling towards his ex-girlfriend.
His behaviour also terrified the victim’s mother. The ordeal lasted over a period of several months.
Ahmed was found guilty following a week-long trial.
On numerous occasions, Ahmed threatened his then-girlfriend, aged 21, during their relationship. He would ask her to choose if she would rather be stabbed in the leg or eye.
In one case, Ahmed even threatened her with a gun and pressed it to her knee saying he would “smash her teeth in”.
Ahmed constantly threatened to kill her, her family and friends. He often sent abusive text messages to the victim, which would leave her too scared to report him to the police.
Detective Constable Gurprit Bains, from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said: “This was a terrifying case where the victim and her mother were abused for months by someone she trusted.”
In November 2017, Ahmed held his girlfriend at his home in Moseley and assaulted her. He then called her mother to “collect her”.
When the victim’s mother arrived at the address, she was hit several times with a hammer and threatened with a gun.
On April 21, 2018, the victim was in a car with some of her friends when Ahmed charged at them and smashed the windows with a hammer.
He was able to force his way into the vehicle and then drove off with all three women inside for more than an hour, making several threats to the group.
The next day on April 22, 2018, Ahmed was arrested at his new partner’s address.
He was later charged with three counts of kidnapping, damage to property, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, damaging property, putting a person in fear of violence and controlling or coercive behaviour.
He appeared at Birmingham Crown Court where the trial lasted a week before he was found guilty.
Mustafa Ahmed was jailed for nine and a half years with an extended licence period of five years.
Following the sentence, DC Bains said: “Months of threats against their lives meant they were too scared to contact police, therefore I am pleased to see Ahmed behind bars.
“We take cases of this nature extremely seriously, and we want to encourage people to report abusive and coercive behaviour as soon as possible.”