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JAILED: Bradford man beat up his partner for third time

A BRADFORD man has been jailed for 20 months for beating up his partner for a third time.

Sajad Ayub punched and kicked Sarah Bashir when she came home from work to find him drunk, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Miss Bashir, 35, suffered two black eyes and bruising to her body, the court heard.

The sustained assault took place on August 15, prosecutor Alisha Kaye said.

Ayub, 34, of Lilycroft Road, Manningham, Bradford, had served two earlier prison sentences for attacking Miss Bashir.

She was described in court as being his long-term “on off” partner.

He was locked up for four months in June 2007, and 18 months in February 2011, for assaulting her causing actual bodily harm.

Ayub pleaded guilty to a third offence of ABH against Miss Bashir at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court and was sent to the crown court for sentence.

Miss Kaye said the latest assault happened when Miss Bashir arrived home from work late at night.

On arriving home, she found Ayub asleep on the sofa after he had been drinking.

When they went up to the bedroom, he grabbed her hair and punched her in the head.

He also kicked her in the face up to five times, the court was told.

Ayub, who has previous convictions for possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and driving with excess alcohol, told the police he could not recall attacking Miss Bashir.

She hid from her family after the attack because she did not want them to see her injuries, the court heard.

She also had to take time off work.

Ayub’s barrister, Clare Walsh, pointed out that her client had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

He no longer had a drug problem and realised that alcohol was at the root of his offending.

He had fallen off the wagon but was determined to tackle his drink and anger issues.

Mrs Walsh said a suspended prison sentence would give Ayub the opportunity to be treated for his problems in the community.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, said it was “an unprovoked, serious and sustained assault,” with kicks and punches.

He said the attack had caused horrific bruising.

“This was a third attack on this poor victim,” he said.

Judge Durham Hall made a restraining order without limit of time.

The order bans Ayub from having any contact with Miss Bashir.

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