Yet another case of a non-White
getting a non-custodial sentence for
committing a crime that, if committed by a White on a non-White, would
result in a certain custodial sentence, and a very long one at that!
man spared jail
Shani Rahman at
Newcastle crown court
Tuesday 7 February 2012 14:39
A TEENAGER who smashed a
broken bottle into a man’s head during a street attack by up to 30
youths has walked free from court.
The victim had told the gang he “didn’t want any trouble” before he was
punched to the ground then repeatedly kicked in the head and face.
Shani Rahman then broke a bottle
against a wall and thrust the sharp remains into the victim’s head.
Prosecutor Glenda Turnbull told the court the victim had been walking
along Eden House Road, Eden Vale, in Sunderland last April, when he was
Miss Turnbull said: “Eventually, he ended up on the ground with the
group of Asian males gathered around him, repeatedly kicking him in the
head and face.
“There was about 15 males in the group.”
The court heard one witness to what happened said there could have been
30 males involved.
The victim managed to get up and tried to stagger away, but that did
not bring an end to his ordeal.
Miss Turnbull said: “A witness saw the defendant approach the injured
party from behind and swing his arm towards the rear of the male’s head.
“The male’s head was covered in blood and so were the defendant’s hands.
“Another witness saw the defendant with a clear glass bottle in his
hand which he smashed on a nearby wall.
saw him lift up the broken bottle and strike the injured party to the
The court heard the victim did not make a statement to the police or
co-operate with the prosecution so it is unclear what injuries he
Miss Turnbull said there is no evidence to
suggest it was a race-hate attack. One of the attackers has
already been dealt with by the courts and was given a referral order.
Rahman, 19, of Burnville Road South, Eden Vale, Sunderland, admitted
Mr Recorder Miller sentenced him to 12 months
imprisonment, suspended for two years, with supervision and programme
The judge said Rahman could be given a chance to keep his freedom, but
who uses a glass bottle and smashes it against
someone’s head as you did would normally expect to face immediate
“It is a very serious matter indeed.”
Vic Laffey, defending, said Rahman comes from a respectable family and
is “keen to get himself on the right track”.
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