A Lockwood man has been given a suspended jail sentence after punching a teenager breaking his jaw.

Leeds Crown Court heard the victim, Hussain Ali Dahwich was 17 when he was offered a lift by Mohammed Naseeb.

Emma Downing prosecuting said he was walking along St Andrew’s Road having left college when Naseeb pulled up alongside him.

Although he did not know him by name he had seen him in the area and accepted the lift. He was then dropped off further down the road near a garage.

After he got out a witness saw him lean back into the car through the window and it was then that Naseeb punched him once in the face before driving off.

The complainant contacted the police and was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary where his jaw was found to be broken. It was significantly misaligned so his teeth did not meet.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.

He had surgery the following day at Bradford Royal Infirmary to have a metal plate fitted into his jaw and was discharged on May 2 but had to have further treatment when the site became infected.

When Naseeb was arrested he made no comment at interview and was bailed while identification procedures took place. He was interviewed again after he was identified by the victim but continued to make no comment but later in a basis of plea said the complainant was connected to someone he did have an issue with.

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Matthew Harding representing Naseeb argued it was not necessary to jail him immediately. He had not been in any trouble since and had positive reports about him and was willing to engage in the courses offered.

Naseeb, 30 of Bentley Street, Lockwood admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm and was given a nine month prison sentence suspended for 12 months with a nine month alcohol treatment programme and a 30 day activity order.