Leeds drug dealer attacked ex-girlfriend after prison release

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A drug dealer who attacked his former girlfriend after being released from prison has been returned to jail.

A court heard Moitur Rahman refused to accept his partner had ended the relationship as a result of his conviction and prison sentence for supplying drugs.

Rahman, 21, was jailed in November 2013 and carried out the attack on the woman after he was released on licence in February this year.

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Leeds Crown Court heard Rahman turned up uninvited with friends at a house party and attacked her in front of guests.

Rahman appeared to be under the influence of drugs and his behaviour was described as “erratic and aggressive” before he turned violent.

He punched the young woman to the side of the face before one of his friend’s intervened.

Rahman apologised but continued the attack moments later.

He punched her to the floor and kicked her to the face before throwing more punches to her head.

He then told the victim that he loved her and tried to put her in a car parked outside the property. Police were contacted and arrested Rahman.

He was recalled to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence for the drug offences.

The woman needed treatment in hospital for injuries to her face.

Rahman, of Edgware Street, Harehills, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was given a 12-month sentence. Recorder Tony Hawks told Rahman: “You carried out a cowardly attack on her - punching and kicking her to the ground.”

The judge told Rahman it was likely he would not be released from custody until autumn next year.

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