Long Lee man punched sister in face and grappled with brother-in-law during argument (From Keighley News)
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Long Lee man punched sister in face and grappled with brother-in-law during argument
9:20am Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A man punched his sister in the face and banged her head against a wall after she let him live with her to help him sort his life out, a court heard.
Sarfraz Hussain, 20, then grappled with his brother-in-law in a neighbour’s garden when he tried to assist his wife, Bradford Crown Court was told last Thursday.
Judge John Potter told Hussain: “Your sister and her husband had the good grace to allow you to live in their home to try to help you sort your life out. The way you repaid them was disgraceful.”
Judge Potter added it had been an “act of violence in the sanctity of your sister’s home”.
Prosecutor Ken Green told the court the incident took place in the evening of February 17 this year, at the home of Hussain’s sister, Simran Chouduary, in Heather Grove, Highfield.
They were alone and there was an argument because Simran suspected her brother was drunk, Mr Green said. He added the defendant became angry and threatened to kill his sister and her husband.
Mr Green said: “She was alarmed and frightened and tried to leave her own home, but she was grabbed by the defendant, who punched her to the left cheek.”
Hussain then pushed her against a wall, causing her to strike her head and fall to the floor.
She suffered a lump on her head and a cut lip.
Simran’s husband, Majid Inayat, arrived home and there was a struggle with the defendant, which went into a neighbour’s garden. Hussain was arrested soon after.
Hussain, of Long Lee Lane, Long Lee, pleaded guilty to affray.
The court was told he had served two previous sentences of detention for offences of violence.
Ian Hudson, representing Hussain, said his client was receiving treatment for a mental illness. His sister had not wanted to proceed with the case.
Judge Potter sentenced Hussain to a two-year community order, with 100 hours’ unpaid community work and a low-intensity activity requirement.
He also imposed a restraining order on the defendant, until further notice, preventing him from communicating with his sister or her husband, or entering their home, with five years’ custody in breach.
Judge Potter said: “I am anxious your sister is properly protected from any further harm from you.”