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Obsessive ex-boyfriend who mowed down two men in jealous rage before ploughing car into house is jailed

Mirror logo Mirror 22/05/2017 Ross McCarthy
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A obsessed ex-boyfriend who mowed down two men in a jealous rage has been jailed for ten years.

Junaid Haq, 19, left his victims seriously injured after the horror incident which also saw him plough his speeding car into a house.

The student has now been jailed after admitting two charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Not guilty pleas to three charges of attempted murder were accepted by the prosecution.

Birmingham Crown Court heard Haq, of Acocks Green, in south Birmingham, had used his car "as a weapon" on November 15 last year after becoming angry his ex-girlfriend was dating fellow student Daanyaal Iqbal.

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The defendant had made it clear he did not like her seeing another man and had been “stalking” her, said Dean Kershaw, prosecuting.

“He made it clear... that he was going to hurt Mr Iqbal and told her on one occasion he was going to kill him,” Mr Kershaw said.

“He had, in fact, been so obsessed... and told other people he was going out with her and that they had sex which they had not.”

Mr Kershaw said there had been a confrontation at Solihull College between the defendant and Mr Iqbal - with Haq warning “watch what happens.”

After the threat Mr Iqbal left the campus along with friends Daniel Khan and Mohammed Naseem and got as far as White House Way when they heard a revving car behind.

Mr Kershaw said: “The car was a Seat being driven by the defendant. He drove that car at speed in a direct line towards the three men.

“He did not remain just on the road. He mounted the pavement. He did not attempt to break or swerve. He used the car clearly as a weapon.”

Witnesses described hearing the revving of the engine and the men “being thrown completely over the car".

The vehicle then crashed into the corner of a house, causing structural damage.

Mr Kershaw said Mr Iqbal could have been more seriously injured if Mr Khan had not pushed him out of the way. Mr Khan suffered fractures to his knees, a broken arm and a mild brain injury while Mr Naseem suffered a fractured rib and vertebrae.

In passing sentence Judge Simon Drew QC told Haq: “You were in a relationship... which came to an end and you were extremely jealous of anyone who formed a future relationship with her.

“It transpired that Mr Iqbal became the focus of your anger. You got in your car, found where Mr Iqbal was and mowed him down, not only him but the two men he was with.

“It was clearly undertaken with furious intent. It must have been terrifying to witness and even more so to be have been the victim of it.

“There can be no underestimation of the damage caused to these three young men by your actions on that day.”

Anand Beharrylal, defending, said Haq had been lacking in maturity and judgement and that it had been a “moment of madness.”

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