The defendant then hit him with some force
Sheikh Samed, aged 33, of Alum Rock, Birmingham, has been jailed for 10 and a half years after he assaulted his victim with a car steering lock.
Birmingham Crown Court heard that the victim was brutally beaten over the head with the metal bar following a row in a Birmingham takeaway.
After Samed repeatedly struck the man, the victim was left with several deep cuts to his head and thought he was going to die.
The prosecutor, Madhu Rai, stated that it had been an “unprovoked, sustained and violent attack” on Mohammed Arshad.
In the early hours of February 16, 2020, Mr Arshad had gone into the takeaway in Coventry Road, Small Heath.
After ordering some food, Mr Arshad had got into an argument with Samed’s relative who was inhaling from a balloon and appearing to be taking some kind of drug.
He told the man he should not be doing it there. The man then reacted aggressively.
Mr Arshad was eventually ushered out. At that point, Samed approached him holding a metal car steering lock hidden behind his leg.
Samed had been sitting in a BMW outside.
The defendant then hit him with some force with the weapon before following him across the road and inflicting another blow over the head.
Samed then walked back to the vehicle, however, when he saw Mr Arshad trying to take a picture on his mobile phone, he hit him again three or four times before launching another attack.
Miss Rai explained that by this time, a crowd had gathered. Samed then drove off.
The victim tried to walk home before being taken to hospital. He was kept there for a day and was treated for four deep gashes to his head. Luckily, he suffered no fractures.
Samed pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
In passing sentence, Judge Peter Carr told Samed:
“Whatever the background it was your choice to get out of the car when you could have simply drove away and your choice to arm yourself.”
Balbir Singh, defending, claimed there was some provocation because the defendant’s brother had been assaulted.
He said it was not a case of the victim, who was in “quite a rage,” being taken to the ground or losing consciousness.
Birmingham Mail reported that Samed was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison.