Man ‘Spat’ on Injured Teenager after Violent Assault

A 20-year-old man has been jailed for a violent assault on a teenager. He also stood over the injured victim and “spat” on him.

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"you knew you were after him."

Hashim Sajjad, aged 20, of Daisy Hill, Bradford, was jailed for three years following a serious assault where he stood over a heavily injured teenager and “spat on” him.

Bradford Crown Court heard that the incident happened on April 8, 2021.

A 17-year-old male was chased by a group of males and attacked.

Following the attack, the victim could barely walk and was coughing heavily.

It was suspected that he had a collapsed lung, but it was actually a fractured rib.

He also suffered a fracture to his right upper leg, a bone in his foot and a dislocated kneecap, as well as cuts and bruising to his face.

The Recorder of Bradford Judge Richard Mansell QC said one of the “particularly sickening” aspects was that one of the attackers filmed the assault.

Sajjad was driving his Audi, with three others inside, when they came across the victim.

His accomplices got out and chased the 17-year-old. Sajjad joined them after parking.

After the other three assaulted the victim, Sajjad kicked and punched the victim.

Sajjad was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent.

Brigid Bailey, defending, said:

“Sajjad accepts that he’s going to be sentenced as part of a joint enterprise.

“However it is incumbent on me to point out his role.

“He came to the scene slightly later, he did not have a weapon and at one point he did say ‘enough’.

“He is extremely remorseful, he doesn’t know what he was thinking and I submit that’s evident from his letter.”

But Mr Mansell said: “You were all in this together. When you turned the car round you knew you were after him.

“You had control over whether you went after him or not. You each must have known whether Person 1 had a weapon or not.”

He added that Sajjad egged people on before telling one accomplice to stop.

The court heard Sajjad went over to the victim, stood over him and spat on him.

Sajjad was jailed for three years in total.

He was also sentenced for a dangerous driving offence.

Sajjad was disqualified from driving for 23 months.

Sajjad will then have to take an extended test, in order to get his licence back.

The sentencing came just two days after Sajjad was acquitted of murdering 19-year-old Muhammed Mujahid Hussain, in a disorder on Duckworth Lane on April 22, 2021.

After an eight-day trial, a jury found Sajjad not guilty of murder and manslaughter.

Sajjad admitted to stabbing Muhammed but said he acted in self-defence as the armed man came towards him.

Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe, who led the investigation into these offences, said:

“Sajjad took part in an unprovoked and savage attack on a teenage boy, leaving him with serious injuries.”

“He has also pleaded to driving dangerously during an incident of violent disorder, in which a 19-year-old man later died.

“Violent and aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated in our communities and those found to be involved can expect to be brought before the courts.”

Ten males aged between 16 and 23 have also been charged in relation to the violent disorder on April 22.

Trials have been set for August and October 2022

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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