A mum-of-four and her former boyfriend have each been jailed after “sickening” CCTV footage shows their savage street attack on a defenceless 16-year-old girl.
Lianna Ahmed, 39, and her then partner Ayaz Hussain, 28, were said to have been “enraged” after a group of masked men, armed with a machete confronted them in March.
A court heard that they believed that the teenager was linked to the incident and after they launched a joint attack on her kicking her and hitting with a baseball bat.
The early hour’s attack was captured on CCTV footage which was played during a hearing at Bradford Crown Court today (Fri).
The court heard the brutal attack on the youngster only came to an end when a local resident came out of his home and intervened.
The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, suffered two head wounds in the attack as well as more than 20 other marks to her head and body.
Judge David Hatton QC said after the “invasion” of their home the former couple had perhaps reasonably believed that it was linked to the teenager, but that could not justify their “summary justice” on her.
The judge said: “Having chased and caught up with her you then assaulted her as she lay defenceless on the ground.
“It was a savage, sustained and sickening assault as anyone in this courtroom who was obliged to view the CCTV cannot sensibly fail to recognise.”
Jailing the pair for eight years each for the disgraceful attack judge Hatton said it was good fortune that the victim’s injuries were not more severe.
Ahmed, from Shipley, West Yorks., and Hussain, from Rochdale, Greater Manc., both pleaded guilty earlier this week to a charge of wounding the teenager with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.