When a customer’s bank card failed, the shopkeeper assaulted and bottled them.
A SHOPKEEPER who savagely assaulted and bottled a customer because his bank card didn’t work was spared from prison.
During the “disgraceful” event, Mohammed Iqbal, 33, beat the victim over the head with a glass bottle, and an accomplice ran him over. The violent shopkeeper, on the other hand, was saved from prison yesterday at Manchester Crown Court.
The victim went inside the convenience store to buy beer but was unable to do so since his bank card did not function.
“Are you taking the f****** piss?” Iqbal questioned, accusing him of “messing around.”
The victim claimed that he thought the card belonged to one of his friends. He walked out of the business, and an automobile approached him shortly after.
In Miles Platting, Manchester, Iqbal and another man, who has not been identified by police, were released.
“What are you saying now, you cheeky c***?” Iqbal allegedly smacked him over the head with a glass bottle, according to the court.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the driver jumped out and whacked him in the head with a police baton.
The victim attempted to flee, but the automobile chased him.
The victim was hit by the car, which caused him to “fly into the air,” according to prosecutor Andrew Mackintosh.
He was subsequently kicked in the mouth shortly after, but he didn’t see who was to blame. The automobile then accelerated away.
Iqbal later admitted to assault resulting in actual bodily harm.
He admitting to being in the car with the victim and hitting him over the head with the bottle, which did not break.
The victim was later discovered to have suffered a fractured pelvis and ankle, injuries that were believed to have been sustained in the April 12, 2019 collision.
I believe you pursued him in order to exact some type of retaliation for the grievance you felt.
Sarah Johnston is the official recorder.
The victim had to wait almost two years for justice, but Iqbal got away with it. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison with an 18-month suspension.
He was also sentenced to do 200 hours of unpaid labour and 40 days of rehabilitation activities, as well as give the victim £200 in compensation.
Recorder Sarah Johnston, who sentenced the thug, said Iqbal had acted in a “gross and reckless overreaction.”
“You decided to follow him, I am satisfied, in order to exact some kind of.”Brinkwire Summary News,” she told Iqbal.