A GANG member who gave a man a “good thrashing” after accusing him of burgling his mother’s house has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

Mohammed Shazad, 30, attacked Jan Koscak as his victim was returning home from his job as a builder on August 30 last year.

Prosecutor Katy Rafter told Bradford Crown Court that Mr Koscak had stopped to roll a cigarette when Shazad drove up to him in his car and asked “what are you doing?”

He then got out of his car and chased him, repeating the action as Mr Koscak tried to run away from him.

When he reached Dixon Avenue in the Scholemoor area of Bradford, three men got out of another car and assaulted him before “marching him” back towards Shazad.

Miss Rafter said that Shazad then walked up and repeatedly punched Mr Koscak to the face, with the assault continuing as he fell to the floor.

The court heard that one man, not Shazad, then stamped and kicked Mr Koscak as he lay on the ground.

Mr Koscak managed to get up and leave the scene of the attack but later went to hospital for treatment.

He suffered a broken jaw, nose, and rib, as well as bruising and swelling to his face and a ligament injury to his spine.

Father-of-one Shazad, of Lynthorne Road, Frizinghall, Bradford, was due to stand trial yesterday, but changed his plea to admit a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Miss Rafter said he admitted to police that he had attacked Mr Koscak in “self-defence” as he believed his victim had tried to burgle his mother’s home using a screwdriver.

He was said to have told officers: “I kicked f**k out of the guy, so f**king what.

“He shouldn’t have tried to break into my mum’s house.”

The court heard that there was no evidence that Mr Koscak had committed any burglary, and in a victim impact statement, he said he had been unable to work or walk for a period after the attack, which still left him “scared to go out.”

Judge Colin Burn told Shazad: “Certainly you believed Mr Koscak was responsible for the burglary.

“You and your associates gave him a thorough beating. He got a good thrashing.

“You had no right to take the law into your own hands.

“In your own words, you said to the police that you kicked the f**k out of him.

“On any view, it was a very unpleasant attack.”