Man who drove over attack victim jailed


BRADFORD: A man has been jailed for his part in an attack on a family as they returned home from a night out. Amjid Aziz, 34, of Devonshire Street, Keighley, appeared before Bradford Crown Court on Monday to be sentenced after pleading guilty to affray and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Amjid Aziz

The court heard the incident unfolded in February last year, when Steven Beveridge, along with his wife and daughter, had been out for a meal and drinks, Asian Image has reported.
Prosecutor Tamara Pawson said the trio were on Sunny Mount, Highfield, after getting a taxi home, when they noticed a white Audi with its engine running, lights on and three people inside – Aziz, Thomas Blakey and a female defendant who was handed a 12-month community order for battery last December in relation to the same incident.
The court heard abuse was directed towards the family, before Mr Beveridge’s daughter was assaulted and he was punched and kicked as he tried to intervene. Aziz, driving the Audi, reversed over Mr Beveridge while he was laid out from the earlier incident, before fleeing the scene with his co-defendants.
The court heard Mr Beveridge was taken to Airedale General Hospital where he was treated for multiple rib fractures. Aziz was later arrested and would not comment during interview. Victim impact statements revealed the impact of the attack, with Mr Beveridge feeling anxious, unable to socialise and in fear of the defendants.The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall, sentenced Aziz to a total of three years imprisonment. He will also be disqualified from holding a licence for three years.