Suleman Amin sentenced for six years over violent spree

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BRADFORD:  An out of control teenage Suleman Amin carried out a series of violent attacks over a six-week period – including smashing a mum’s head against a wall and attacking a dad holding a baby. Suleman Amin, 20, attacked several people during the spree because he had grievances with them.

One victim – a 17-year-old boy – was left with a fractured skull after being attacked in front of shocked customers and staff at McDonald’s, the Examiner has reported. The teenager suffered bleeding on the brain and two seizures on his way to hospital.

He was kept in hospital for eight days following the attack which was captured on CCTV at the McDonald’s in Old Market, Halifax .

Bradford Crown Court heard that the teenage victim had hoped to join the armed forces, but his application could now be in doubt as a result of the injuries he suffered in April last year.

The shocking incident was one of a series of violent attacks committed by Amin during a six-week period. He has now been sentenced to a total of six years in a young offenders institution.

Judge Colin Burn watched CCTV footage of the McDonald’s attack during which Amin knocked out his victim with one punch before hitting him again as he lay slumped unconscious over a table.

The court heard that Amin then punched another young man who tried to help the victim leaving him with a black eye and he also struggled with a female who also intervened.

Judge Burn accepted that Amin was in an emotionally vulnerable state at the time, but said he was completely unable or unwilling to prevent himself caving in to irrational anger. “At the time you committed these offences you were a very violent young man and “out of control”, the judge told Amin.