Man jailed after assault with automotive left lady with critical accidents

Man jailed after assault with automotive left lady with critical accidents

Mohammed Hanif, 42, of Durham Road, Bradford, was sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in jail for the assault on the girl which occurred on Calendonia Street in Bradford on May 20, 2022.

Crown prosecutor Richard Holland instructed the courtroom how Hanif was circling the realm in his Audi and on the lookout for the girl.

“Without warning, he drove immediately at her, mounting the pavement earlier than hitting her and spinning her up within the air like a pinwheel inflicting critical accidents,” he mentioned.

Hanif, dealing with expenses of trying to wound with intent to do grievous bodily hurt, inflicting critical harm by harmful driving and stalking involving critical alarm and misery, was sentenced by His Honour Judge Jonathan Gibson in Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Friday).

In mitigation, Mr Holland instructed the courtroom how Hanif, who was already married, and the 35-year-old lady had entered right into a relationship and ultimately had two youngsters collectively.

Mr Holland instructed the courtroom how the pair “argued incessantly” and that Hanif was “domineering and controlling”.

By January 2020, she determined to go away Hanif. Their relationship additionally modified when the girl entered a relationship with one other man in October 2021. 

Mr Holland mentioned Hanif would textual content the girl 100 instances a day, observe her on the varsity run, within the metropolis centre and to her dad and mom’ house.

Mr Holland mentioned: “She felt threatened and harassed by him. He was warned by a police officer to not have any additional contact.”

This led as much as the incident in May 2022 when Hanif struck the girl together with his automotive.

She suffered “main trauma” and a number of accidents, which had been critical however not life-threatening.

Mr Holland mentioned that the incident broken his automotive’s windscreen however Hanif tried to cowl it up by “hitting his windscreen with a software”.

Hanif then “instructed a collection of lies to police” earlier than he was arrested at his residence.

Defending, Lauren Hebditch instructed the courtroom: “My shopper has demonstrated regret and accepts his actions had been unacceptable”.

She additionally mentioned that Hanif, who had a “tough and turbulent childhood”, had performed charitable work and was working onerous in jail to “flip his life round”.

“He’s sorry and will remorse this every single day of his life.”

In abstract, Judge Gibson mentioned: “This lady was on her approach to decide up her youngsters while you drove immediately at her and struck her with the automotive and left her mendacity on the bottom. You used a extremely harmful weapon, a automotive, to trigger critical harm.

“The sentence for this offence could be seven-and-a-half years, however I’m going to scale back it by 15 per cent due to your responsible plea, so the whole is six years and 4 months in jail.”

He was additionally given a restraining order and ordered to pay courtroom surcharges.





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