The 'Mr Yummy' ice cream man filmed smashing the van window of his Mr Whippy rival has been spared a jail term.
Zeheer Ramzan, 34, was given a six month prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Preston Crown Court yesterday.Yes, it's taken six months!
Oh, hang on! There's a bit of a wrinkle..
In November the former Mr Yummy driver had previously pleaded guilty at Blackburn magistrates’ court to criminal damage and possession of a weapon in a public place, but denied assault.
But magistrates said his account of events was 'untruthful'.
The 34-year-old Halifax man had told Blackburn police his victim Mr Mulla, had purposefully driven into the back of his van. But magistrates accepted Mr Mulla’s version of events, that he had been struck on the arm with the wrench, and then showered with glass from a smashed window.
Police recalled Ramzan for questioning after viewing the YouTube footage. He answered, 'no comment' to a series of follow-up questions and claimed the glass smashed accidentally.Ah. The plot thickens...
Prosector Eddie Harrison asked if he had left his vehicle armed with the tyre wrench both times he approached Mr Mulla. Ramzan replied 'No'. He said: 'I just ran at his van to scare him away, he had been following me. I went back to the van for it because he had waved a claw hammer at me.'
Mr Harrison then showed CCTV footage from Mr Mulla’s van in which he can be seen holding the wrench both times he approaches. Mr Ramzan replied 'It was months ago.'Lame, Mr Ramzan. Limper than a 99 in a heatwave...
Mr Ramzan had also told the court he had never been in trouble with the police before to which Mr Harrison produced documents showing court convictions for driving when uninsured and obstructing justice.So...why wasn't he done for perjury as well?