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Dale Jones and Damien Hunt were found guilty of killing Mushin Ahmed

Dale Jones and Damien Hunt were found guilty of killing Mushin Ahmed

Two men convicted of killing an 81-year-old grandfather in a racially motivated attack have been jailed.

Mushin Ahmed died 11 days after he was attacked by Dale Jones and Damien Hunt, both 30, as he walked to prayers at a mosque in Rotherham in August.

Jones, of Norwood Street, Rotherham, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 32 years. He was convicted of murder.

Hunt, of Doncaster Road, Rotherham, was jailed for 14 years for manslaughter.

During the trial at Sheffield Crown Court, jurors heard Jones attacked Mr Ahmed after accusing him of being a “groomer”.

Mushin Ahmed died in hospital 11 days after he was found injured in a Rotherham street on 10 August last year

Mushin Ahmed died in hospital 11 days after he was found injured in a Rotherham street on 10 August last year

Prosecutor Andrew Robertson QC said there was “no doubt” Jones abused Mr Ahmed “for no better reason than Mr Ahmed was Asian”.

During the attack Mr Ahmed was kicked so hard the imprint of a trainer was left on his face.

His false teeth were also broken during the attack, with Hunt’s DNA later being recovered from the shattered dentures.

The court heard Jones was in a “raging fury” fuelled by drink and drugs and, shortly before attacking Mr Ahmed, had racially abused an Asian taxi driver.

‘Sickening violence’

Det Ch Insp Victoria Short said the “brutal and unprovoked attack” had sent “shockwaves” through the local community.

She said: “This extreme violence is nothing short of sickening and highlights just how dangerous these individuals are.

“They have never given an explanation for their own vicious actions that evening, but the court heard how Mr Ahmed was assaulted because of the colour of his skin, a fact that is as disturbing as it is despicable.”

Proceedings against a third man, 21-year-old Kieran Rice, were discontinued in October. He was released without further action.

BBC News

From Feb 2016.

Four men have been found guilty and jailed for a combined total of over eight years for violent disorder in Rotherham in September 2015, following a two-week trial.

Reece Mclaren, Daniel Lee Luty, Dennis Farrell and John James Sheridan

Reece Mclaren, Daniel Lee Luty, Dennis Farrell and John James Sheridan

Reece Mclaren, Daniel Lee Luty, Dennis Farrell and John James Sheridan were convicted of violent disorder at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday.

Luty, Farrell and Sheridan each received two-year jail terms. McLaren was jailed for two years and eight months. Their sentences were increased by a third by the judge, taking into account the racial motivation of their actions.

Police launched an investigation after disorder broke out in Rotherham town centre on Saturday 5 September 2015, following a demonstration earlier that day.

A number of people were injured after bottles and bricks were thrown.

ITV News

A gang attacked a man with metal bars and pieces of wood outside his house – following a row about barbecue parties.

Two of the six men involved in the frightening assault in Wath-upon-Dearne last July have now been jailed for their part in the attack during which their victim was knocked unconscious and badly injured.

 Jack Houlton

Jack Houlton

The victim said he had been living ‘like a prisoner in his own home’ following the attack that involved one of his neighbours.

Danny Hare and Jack Houlton were both jailed at Sheffield Crown Court after admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Ian Goldsack, prosecuting, said the victim’s rear garden backed onto the neighbouring property lived in by Hare, who had moved in a few months before the attack.

He said after a number of ‘minor or petty’ disagreements between them, on June 30 Hare had hosted a ‘noisy barbecue’ in which water balloons were thrown towards the victim’s open kitchen window.

Mr Goldsack said when the man asked them to stop,‘threats and abuse’ were shouted towards him.

The man hosted his own family barbecue on July 4 which ended around 10.30pm.

Mr Goldsack said shortly after midnight a man had gone to the victim’s house and repeatedly banged on the front door.

The man left after the victim said he would call the police.

Shortly after, the man left the house to walk his aunt home but six men came out of a passageway and chased him as he tried to run home.

Mr Goldsack said: “As he got to the front door, he tried to grab the door frame but felt his legs being pulled away.

“There was then a heavy blow to the back of his head and he could hear shouts of ‘Get him out of the house’.

“He thinks he lost consciousness.

“He came to in the front garden and his stepson and aunt were pulling him towards the house.”

Mr Goldsack said the man recalled being hit numerous times.

He said the victim was a self-employed builder who had at least six weeks off work because of the injuries, which included a fractured cheekbone, double vision and nerve damage.

The 36-year-old said he had been ‘living like a prisoner in my own house’ following the attack and knowing some of the people that attacked him were still at large.

Dermot Hughes, representing Houlton, said his client was now ‘remorseful’.

He said: “He has expressed sorrow for what happened to the victim. It must have been an awful attack.”

The court was told Hunt hoped to have his sentence suspended so he could return to Sheffield to live with his mother and restart working.

Judge Julian Goose QC said: “This was a frightening attack in front of his family and friends. This has caused him considerable harm.”

Hare, 28, of Bushfield Road, Wath-upon-Dearne, was jailed for two years.

Houlton, 26, of Trough Drive, Thrybergh, was given a lesser sentence of 20 months’ imprisonment because of his earlier guilty plea.

Sheffield Star

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Brian (Clint) Bristow

Brian (Clint) Bristow

An English Defence League member who become involved with a clash with Muslims in Hyde Park has been banned from attending future marches without notifying police in advance.

Brian Bristow, 38, of no fixed address, was one of three men who admitted threatening behaviour towards a man running a stall providing Islamic literature near Speakers’ Corner, in October last year.

The victim was verbally abused and had his possessions thrown around.

Earlier in the day, the men had attended an EDL rally outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington, which ended in a confrontation between EDL members and anti-fascist campaigners in Hyde Park.

At Woolwich Crown Court on August 3, Bristow was jailed for seven days and ordered to pay £400 costs and £10 compensation after admitting using threatening behaviour.

At the same court on Thursday, he was given a conviction-related ASBO (CRASBO) as part of his sentence.

The five-year CRASBO prohibits Bristow from attending any EDL march, demonstration or similar event in England and Wales without have notified a specified email account of Westminster police at least seven days before the event.

He must also not use words or behaviour which might cause harassment, alarm or distress, or be in possession of alcohol or controlled substances, in a public place on the day of a notified event.

In sentencing the men, the judge condemned the “thuggish behaviour” they had demonstrated.

Detective constable Andy Haworth said: “We have to strike a balance between people’s right to protest and the right of individuals to go about their daily business.

“However, we will not tolerate individuals using protest as a front for committing acts of violence and disorder, and hope the antisocial behaviour order will send a message to others.”

Hope not Hate

AN activist for the far-right English Defence League who stood in the recent Rotherham by election has been remanded in jail on burglary charges.

Brian Clint Bristow, usually known as Clint, came last in the November 29 by-election with just 29 votes.

A little over two weeks later, on December 16, the 39-year-old was charged by Humberside police with burglary. After being refused bail, he was remanded in custody and spent Christmas in jail.

The case was transferred to Hull Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to burglary on December 21. Bristow was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on January 22.

He is charged with trespassing on private property and stealing toiletries, money and a mobile phone then making threats of violence.

The offence took place in Bempton, near Bridlington.

There was a blank space next to Bristow’s name in the political party section on the ballot paper in November’s by-election in Rotherham, but he worked as a local organiser for the English Defence League in Doncaster.

His election leaflets bore the EDL logo and urged voters: “For your children and grandchildren, vote Clint Bristow!”

Rotherham Advertiser

Other crimes committed by Clint Bristow can be found here and here