A FATHER-of-two was left needing metal plates in his arm following a ‘long and sustained’ attack at the hands of a violent thug.

Abrar Hussain was jailed for 13-years at Burnley Crown Court for attacking Ishtiaq Ahmed in the middle of the night.

It was heard how Hussain, of Ross Street, Nelson, launched his attack in January of 2018 with a metal baseball bat, for ‘no known reason’.

The attack took place after Mr Ahmed left his home in Brierfield to collect his partner.

Mr Ahmed was left needing surgery and metal plates in his arm after Hussain took the baseball bat from the boot of his car and ‘rained blows down’ upon him.

After the incident was reported, Hussain then threatened to kill Mr Ahmed and his family unless all charges against him were dropped.

During a trail which took place last week, a jury found Hussain guilty of causing grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon and threatening to kill.

Sentencing Hussain to 13-years imprisonment, his honour Judge Jefferies QC said : “For reasons that I don’t know, you took, from the boot of your car, a metal baseball bat and started upon your victim. It was not with just one blow, but he thinks about 15.

“The blows were raining down on his body. His arm was broken, and he sustained heavy bruising to his leg and left side.

“There were however, no blows landed to his head.”

In a victim impact statement, Ishtiaq Ahmed said: “To say this attack has changed my life is an understatement.”

Prosecuting, Stephen Parker said: “Following the incident, Mr Ahmed’s relationship broke down. He moved out of the area meaning he was separated from his two young children.”

The court also heard how Hussain has previous convictions relating to fraud, driving offences and assault of a police officer.