FOUR Bradford men have avoided immediate jail sentences for their part in a fight which broke out in the street over four years ago.

The men, one of whom was 16 at the time of the attack, were said to have got into a confrontation with another group, firstly outside of Pasha Shisha on Edderthorpe Street off Leeds Road.

A second incident unfolded on nearby Harewood Street after they tracked the group down again. Both incidents took place on January 18, 2018.

The four defendants were: Usamah Khan, now 27, of Edderthorpe Street; Aaron Dontamsetti, now 20, of Westminster Terrace; Jaansher Khan, 23, of Rochester Street; and Abid Choudhury, now 22, of Knowsley Street, all in the BD3 area of Bradford.

All pleaded guilty to affray, with Usamah Khan admitting to the possession of a weapon – a bat – and were sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 12 months. They must also pay fines of £250 each.

Bradford Crown Court heard how the initial incident that sparked the violence was not known, but was down to “some offence caused or ego bruised”.

Prosecutor Camille Morland said: “The defendants’ group wanted the phone number of a female in the claimant’s group”.

She said the first complainant was pulled into the street and hit with a metal object around the head, body and arm.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pasha Shisha, on Edderthorpe Street, in Bradford. Picture: Google Street ViewPasha Shisha, on Edderthorpe Street, in Bradford. Picture: Google Street View

A friend came out to help and was also hit, suffering a fractured femur and finger as he tried to block the blows.

Later, on Harewood Street, Ms Morland described how the defendants caught up with the other group again and pulled them from a car, before a further attack ensued.

Usamah Khan pulled the first victim from the car by his leg, the court heard. He accepted he had a bat in his possession, but he did not personally assault the claimant with it.

All four defendants were said to have stayed out of trouble since the 2018 incident.

In sentencing Usamah Khan, Recorder Anthony Hawks said: “You got yourself involved in a violent incident, the cause of which I know not. There was fighting in the street and weapons were used.

“I bear in mind that this happened about four and a half years ago and you have stayed out of trouble since.”

To Jaansher Khan and Choudhury, he added that they got involved in an “unpleasant and ugly scene” when they were teenagers – “public violence on the streets of Bradford”.

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