The neighbour of a business leader has admitted he was behind the brutal attack that left him in hospital for several weeks.
Shahed Mahmood was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after he was punched by Mohammed Shazad Akram following a row over a parking space.It's the Religion of Peace, don'tchaknow...
Defending the 28-year-old, Simeon Evans said: “There was an argument – Mr Mahmood had come to the defendant’s house to deal with an issue to do with parking.
“As my client tried to usher Mr Mahmood away, he [Mahmood] made a very hurtful and upsetting comment about his dead brother.
“The two males were standing very closely together and Mr Akram believed that Mr Mahmood was going to move his arm towards him. He then struck one blow to Mr Mahmood’s face.
“I have to accept that there are aggravating features in this case – the location of the offence, the ongoing effects on the victim, and the presence of other people in the area.
“But he has no previous convictions, it was a single blow and he has shown evidence of remorse.”Hah! As if that'll wor...
Judge Sara Dodd commented on the neighbourly dispute, saying that both involved parties were ‘probably thoroughly good men’.
Akram pleaded guilty to inflicting GBH and was released on conditional bail. He will be sentenced on June 12.*sighs*