TWO brothers who attacked their sister-in-law’s husband in broad daylight after a fallout were spared jail.
Ruhin Yakinya, of Albion Road, Hayes, and Framarz Yakinya, of Philpots Close, West Drayton, attacked Shafiq Mokhles in the street, in front of alarmed onlookers.
Family friend Basir Yakin, of Hobart Road, Hayes, also took part in the ambush, which happened in Lees Parade, Hillingdon, on July 27.
The court heard that the wives of Ruhin Yakinya and the victim Mr Mokhles, who are sisters, were involved in a dispute, and the two husbands had come to blows two days before the incident.
Mr Mokhles was on his way to do some shopping at about 1pm when the attackers struck, bundling him over.
Chetna Patel, prosecuting, said: “The three defendants started kicking and punching him ferociously. He managed to get up but the punching continued.
“He fell to the floor again and one of the men stamped on the victim’s head and kicked him repeatedly.
“Another defendant started making stabbing motions towards the victim’s chest. He had a key in his hand.”
One witness heard Mr Mokhles’ screams.
“He tried to intervene, and said the attack was so appalling that he couldn’t watch any more,” said Mrs Patel.
Police arrived within minutes and found Mr Mokhles lying ‘unresponsive’ on the pavement, apparently unconscious. However, he suffered only minor injuries. The attackers were arrested at the scene.
The defendants, all from Afghanistan, had never been in trouble with police before and were described as hardworking and devoted to their families.
They admitted actual bodily harm and they were sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday last week.
Friends and family packed the public gallery to see each of the men receive one-year jail sentences, suspended for two years. They must pay £350 each in compensation.
Handing down the terms, Judge Richard McGregor-Johnson said: “I want to make it plain to you that if the victim was more seriously injured I would have imposed a custodial sentence. This was a disgraceful assault, and there is no excuse for this sort of conduct.”
Ruhin Yakinya, 38, and Yakin, 27, must also carry out 240 hours of unpaid work, while Framarz Yakinya, 28, must do 100 hours community service and attend a Thinking Skills programme. He will also be under supervision for 18 months.