A MAN has been jailed for three years after smashing into six parked cars in a late-night revenge attack triggered by a family feud.

Jamil Ali, 31, caused thousands of pounds of damage when he rammed into the vehicles on Dorset Street, Little Horton, Bradford, with a Mitsubishi Shogun on January 9.

CCTV footage showing Ali ramming into cars on Dorset Street

Ali, a bank employee of Marsh Street, Bradford, then lied to the police saying he had been kidnapped and threatened with a weapon at the time of the incident.

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The scene on Dorset Street the morning after Ali's rampage

He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to perverting the course of justice, dangerous driving and six offences of criminal damage.

Ali was found guilty by a jury of a separate offence of affray that took place outside a busy supermarket on Woodhead Road, Little Horton, on July 31, 2017.

Prosecutor Adam Walker told Bradford Crown Court on Friday that a family dispute arose out of Ali’s ‘stormy’ marriage to the sister of his co-defendant in the affray, Imran Najib, 38, a mortgage advisor, of Sawrey Place, Bradford.

With them in the dock was Ali’s nephew, law student, Mohammed Arshid, 22, of Manchester Road, Marshfields, Bradford. He was sentenced to a community order with 60 hours unpaid work for threatening behaviour outside the supermarket.

Najib was sentenced to a community order with 120 hours of unpaid work after he was convicted of affray during the same incident.

There was ill feeling between the families after Ali was convicted of battery on his wife and the marriage ended, the court was told.

Ali lay in wait for Najib outside the supermarket in the late afternoon. He was in a silver Range Rover and Arshid was his passenger.

When a scuffle broke out between Najib, who was shopping with his elderly mother, and Arshid, Ali joined in, striking Najib on the head with an implement, Mr Walker said.

Six months later, Ali targeted the vehicles in Dorset Street because he thought some of them belonged to the Najib family. The multi-thousand pound trail of destruction led to several cars being written off.

Two men were arrested after Ali’s false allegation that he had been kidnapped.

His barrister, Ian Hudson, said his client was a regional supermarket manager before becoming a bank employee. He had committed no offences until his marriage ran into trouble.

Mr Hudson said that elders on both sides of the family had ‘put their foot down’ to bring an end to the dispute.

Jeremy Hill-Baker said Najib led a blameless life until his sister married Ali. It was a stormy relationship with violence used on her.

Chloe Hudson said Arshid was of good character and acted out of misguided loyalty to his uncle.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, said Ali had led ‘an impeccable life’ that went badly wrong.

In May, 2017, he was sentenced to a suspended prison term of 20 weeks for battery on his wife. He breached the order and now stood to be dealt with for that offence.

Two months later, he lay in wait for Najib at the supermarket and beat him with a weapon.

On January 9, Ali ‘took the feud to another level’ when he drove into the vehicles and made false allegations to cover his tracks.

Ali was jailed for three years, plus the 20 week suspended sentence was activated in full.