Man threatened to kill Ex-Partner over Dispute about Children

A man from Dewsbury left his ex-partner fearing for her life after he threatened to kill her over a dispute about their two children.

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"F**king b***h. Why you f**king me over in court?"

Mohammed Zubair Bashir, aged 29, of Dewsbury, was jailed for a year-and-a-half after he threatened to kill his ex-partner over a dispute about contact with their two children.

Leeds Crown Court heard the victim was subjected to a series of unwanted contact by Bashir while he was subject to a restraining order.

Keith Allen, prosecuting, said Bashir was made subject to a restraining order in relation to the woman at Kirklees Magistrates Court on August 30, 2018.

Mr Allen revealed that Bashir texted his ex-partner on March 13, May 29 and July 1, 2019, in relation to contacting his children.

He breached the order again by driving into the street where she lives and was sentenced separately for that incident in January 2020.

On January 8, 2020, the woman was walking along Dewsbury Road when Bashir drove past. He beeped his horn and shouted out the car window:

“F**king b***h. Why you f**king me over in court?”

As he drove past, the victim hid in a narrow alley where she saw him driving up and down the road, seeming to look for her.

In a statement, the victim had said Bashir had caused her misery, adding:

“This incident is the latest in an ongoing saga. I fear for myself every time I go out.”

On February 13, 2020, the victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a car driven by her new partner when she spotted Bashir parked on the side of the street with another male.

She told her partner to pull over as she did not want Bashir to follow her home.

Bashir called her a s**t and a s**g. He angrily shouted: “I’m going to kill you.”

In a statement, the victim said:

“I am sick of this now and want him to leave me alone. At the time, he said it, I genuinely feared for my life.”

Bashir pleaded guilty to five counts of breaching the order.

In mitigation, Kate Riekstina said that Bashir realised during his time in custody that he needs to hire a solicitor and get a court order to get access to his children instead of contacting the woman and her family.

She went on to say that he intends on applying for contact through the family court.

Ms Riekstina said that before he was remanded in custody, Bashir worked as a bed delivery driver for Highland Furniture Ltd in order to support himself and his diabetic mother.

In prison, he works on an information desk helping inmates with applications.

She said he is in a new relationship and trying to move on with his life.

On September 4, 2020, Bashir was jailed for a year-and-a-half.

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