Brothers beat up man in takeaway attack

A man who joined his brothers in attacking a fish and chop shop customer had a violent past, a court heard.

Shamus Hussain, along with brothers Basharat Hussain and Razacaq Hussain, attacked the man inside Flavours in Ravensthorpe on April 12 last year, while serving a suspended sentence for attacking another man.

Leeds Crown Court heard on Wednesday that Razacaq Hussain had gone into the takeaway on Huddersfield Road to buy fish and chips while his brothers waited in a taxi outside.

They saw a scuffle break out between Razacaq Hussain and another man before rushing to his assistance.

Basharat Hussain attacked the man, while Shamus Hussain hit him over the head with a bottle and Razacaq Hussain shouted encouragement.

The man took blows to the head and ribs before the brothers ran off.

Shamus Hussain was jailed six months for his part in the attack, but will serve a further 15 months for a string of other offences.

Recorder Bernard Gateshill handed him a three-month sentence for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in the early hours of Sunday December 16 last year.

Hussain, 26, of Pilgrim Crescent, Dewsbury Moor, forced his way into Laura Taylor’s home before punching and choking her. The mother of his two children began to scream and Hussain escaped.

The offences took place while Hussain was on a 12-month suspended sentence for punching a man and then damaging his van with a knife in September 2011. Recorder Gateshill activated the sentence, bringing his total to 21 months behind bars.

His brothers were also sentenced for their part in the takeaway attack.

Basharat Hussain, 28, of Slaithwaite Avenue, Thornhill Lees, was jailed for six-months, suspended for two years for affray.

Razacaq Hussain, 27, of Cemetery Road, Westtown, was jailed for two months, suspended for two years for the same offence.

The court also heard how police had discovered 17 cannabis plants on January 13 at a house in Aspen Grove, Dewsbury Moor - a property rented by Razacaq Hussain.

Martin Robertshaw, prosecuting, argued that he was growing the plants so he could sell on the surplus to make a profit.

But Hussain told the court that it was all for his personal use, as he smoked around £80 worth of cannabis everyday.

Recorder Gateshill said he believed that some of it would “almost certainly” have gone into wider circulation.

He was given a six-month sentence, suspended for two years with a 30-day activity requirement.