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Hashim Sajjad jailed for three years for gang attack leaving victim with multiple injuries

The incident occurred in April this year.

A man who was in a group of males who assaulted a teenager and left him with serious injuries has been jailed.

Hashim Sajjad was sentenced today, Friday, 17 October, in relation to an incident in Bradford on 8 April this year, where a 17-year-old was chased by a group of males and attacked, leaving him with multiple injuries.

Hashim Sajjad.

Mr Sajjad pleaded guilty to being involved in the incident, where three males got out of his car on Toller Lane and chased the teenager to an alleyway behind Lower Westfield Road.

After parking his car he then joined in on the assault of the teenage boy, who suffered head and leg injuries, as well as internal injuries.

Mr Sajjad, aged 20, of Wheatlands Crescent, Bradford, received a total of three years.

His sentence also included a dangerous driving offence during violent disorder in Duckworth Lane in Bradford on 22 April, to which he had also earlier pleaded to.

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 drive 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.”

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

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

During that trial, two other offences were mentioned, which are the ones he was sentenced for today.

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

Ten males aged between 16 and 23 have also been charged in relation to violent disorder on 22 April. Trials have been set for August and October 2022.

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