Six men sentenced for attack on two West Bridgford brothers

Nottingham Crown Court
Nottingham Crown Court

Six men, have been sentenced to a combined total of 11 years following the serious assault of two West Bridgford brothers.

A man suffered a broken arm and on the next day, his brother was left with a fractured skull and dislocated shoulder from two separate incidents in May 2016.

On Friday (16 November 2016) at Nottingham Crown Court, Faraz Iqbal, 30, of Barnston Road in Sneinton was sentenced to two years for GBH and Soheil Ghafoor, 22, of Oakdale Road in Sneinton received seven years, six months for ABH on 2 May 2016.

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Ufaan Hussain, 23, of Loughborough Road in West Bridgford was sentenced to five years, six months for wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon on 3 May 2016. Three more West Bridgford men: Ummar Hussain, 27, of Loughborough Road was given a six months suspended sentence and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, Usman Riaz, 25, of Harrow Road 10 months and Husnain Riaz, 27, also of Harrow Road – 1 year, four months for affray on 3 May.

They all pleaded guilty apart from Ufaan Hussain, who was found guilty on Tuesday 8 November following a trial at Nottingham Crown court .

A seventh man, Waqas Iqbal, also known as Qasi Ahmed of Barnston Road in Sneinton was found not guilty.

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The court heard how Iqbal and Ghafoor beat the first victim, who was left with a broken arm, at Trent Spice takeaway on 2 May. Then on 3 May, Usman Riaz, Husnain Riaz, Ummar Hussain and Ufaan Hussain attended the second victims address and assaulted him.

Inspector Craig Berry said: “This was a particularly nasty attack where severe violence has been used to injure these two brother’s leaving one of them in a very serious condition in hospital and I am pleased that thanks to the strength of the evidence involved,  they have all been brought to justice. I would like to thank all of the officers who were involved in this complex case and I hope that the victims and their family will find some comfort from the sentencing that has been passed.”