Leeds man attacked his pregnant sister-in-law


A man who kicked his pregnant sister-in-law in the stomach when a family fall-out turned violent has been locked up for two years.

During the attack, Abdul Kobir, 32, also shouted at the woman: “I’m going to kill you and I’m going to kill the one inside your stomach.”

Kobir was jailed for two years over the incident at the house where he lived with his brother and sister-in-law.

Leeds Crown Court heard Kobir’s brother had allowed him to live with him and his wife and child at their home in Leeds.

The court heard Kobir “went off on one” on June 3 last year when he became angry because the couple’s two-year-old child was crying. Martin Robertshaw, prosecuting, said Kobir threw a hammer at the couple which missed them.

He then punched his brother to the back of the head before carrying out the attack on his sister-in-law.

Mr Robertshaw said the woman was 17-weeks pregnant at the time and Kobir was fully aware that she was expecting a child. She began bleeding after receiving the kicks and was taken to hospital. Mr Robertshaw said the unborn child was not injured.

Kobir, of Savile Road, Chapeltown, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault by beating.

The court heard Kobir has a number of previous convictions for violence in a domestic setting.

Michael Walsh, mitigating, said: “He has placed himself in a difficult position. These offences are despicable in their nature. They are extremely unsavoury.”

Jailing Kobir, judge James Spencer, QC, said: “For whatever reason you took against your sister in law. You were quite content to live in the same household but you were not content to live and let live.”