Paragraph 12 reads: “It is thought he has since been
suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder,
depression, panic attacks and some psychotic behaviour.”
Paragraph 10 reads: “Sam Lamsdale, defending, said Hussain had
no recollection of the assault because the alcohol had reacted with
Note: The Physicians Desk Reference states that antidepressants can cause a craving for alcohol and
alcohol abuse. Also, the liver cannot
metabolize the antidepressant and the alcohol simultaneously, thus leading
to higher levels of both alcohol and the antidepressant in the human
Jailed: councillor’s son who stole TV and spat at policeman
8:10am Friday 23rd October 2009
THE son of a Worcester councillor has been jailed for spitting at a
police officer and stealing.
Azad Hussain – whose father is former mayor
of Worcester Coun Allah
Ditta – stole £499 of electrical goods from a woman who was renting a house
from his family.
Hussain, aged 25, claimed she owed him council tax and
said that he was seizing her belongings, including a high-definition television
and computer screen, until she paid up.
Magistrates Court was told that the claim was in fact a lie. The stolen
goods have never been recovered.
Hussain, of Richmond Road, off Wyld’s
Lane, Worcester, was found guilty of the theft at a trial he failed to attend
last month. He was also found guilty of assaulting a police officer by spitting
in his face.
The attack happened in May after Hussain was found by
police lying in a front garden.
Matt Dodson, prosecuting, said he was
intoxicated. He said: “His speech was at times incomprehensible and he was
struggling to stand. He refused to leave the area.
“He was arrested
after he lunged at a passing member of the public.”
Hussain spat in the
officer’s face while on the way to the station.
Sam Lamsdale, defending,
said Hussain had no recollection of the assault because the alcohol had reacted
with his medication.
“Mr Hussain was the victim of an attack four years
ago in which he was attacked with a hammer,” she said.
“It is thought he
has since been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, panic
attacks and some psychotic behaviour.”
She said Hussain worked as an
assistant at a residential care home and was responsible for taking his sister’s
children to and from school.
Sentencing Hussain to six months in prison,
district judge Bruce Morgan said: “Community punishments have been imposed in
the past, but obviously do not work because you carry on offending.
steal, you breach court orders by failing to come to court, then there is the
despicable act of spitting at a police officer.”
l Your Worcester
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