A car dealer, who recruited a gang to viciously beat up two mechanics because his vehicle wasn’t resprayed in time, has been ordered to pay £1,000 compensation and £1,400 court costs.
A judge did not jail father-of-three Mohammed Mazar as he had led a ‘blameless life’ and had family responsibilities.A ‘blameless life’ apart from that one little indiscretion…
Sentencing, Recorder Robert Crawford said: “Thankfully, the injuries sustained were not as serious as they could have been. In my judgement, this was a serious business. You set out to recruit a group to beat these men up.
“That’s totally unacceptable behaviour and behaviour which, in my judgement, crosses the custody threshold.
But, Recorder Crawford added: “You have led a blameless life for many years, are in work and have serious family responsibilities.
“That just tips the balance to save you from immediate imprisonment.”So it crosses the custody threshold, but it doesn't. And we are mocking the Vicky Pryce jury?
Mitigation must have been awesome?
Michael Bridge, for Mazar, told the sentencing hearing his behaviour was out of character. He continued: “Generally speaking, he is a man who has a positive role within his own community and the wider community.
“He provides much-needed support to family members who are ill.”Oh. I guess not.
But since I match that description too, it’s nice to know for April, when my service & MOT is due…