A BINMAN who fractured a doctor’s wrist when he pushed him to the ground after violence flared in a parking dispute has been spared an immediate prison sentence.

Heath Kellett attacked Tamjeed Hakeem and his son, Yousef, in Saxton Avenue, Wibsey, Bradford, on the late afternoon of June 3 last year, Bradford Crown Court heard on Tuesday.

Kellett, 49, who lives on the street, was angered when Dr Hakeem, a GP at Barkerend Health Centre, and his son, aged 20, moved the family car on to the street.

Prosecutor Frances Pencheon said that father and son were cutting concrete as part of a renovation project at Yousef Hakeem’s home.

Kellett, who had been drinking, came out to remonstrate with them, shouting: “You don’t own the street.”

He made offensive racist comments and threatened to bomb the house.

When Kellett punched out at Yousef Hakeem and kicked him, his father stepped in to protect his son, Miss Pencheon said.

It was then that Kellett pulled the doctor to the floor, fracturing his left wrist.

Despite his injury, Dr Hakeem helped to take Kellett to the ground and he was detained until the police arrived.

Dr Hakeem suffered a serious injury to his wrist that needed 11 pins and two plates inserting to reset the bone. He was off work for several weeks, causing serious inconvenience to his 4,000 patients at The Bradford Moor Practice.

His wrist was left permanently deformed, with the possible risk of arthritis in the future.

Kellett had a previous conviction for wounding, dating back to 1988, and a battery offence from 2005.

He pleaded guilty to racially aggravated wounding and assault by beating.

His barrister, Ben Campbell, conceded that the offences passed the custody threshold.

Kellett was hard working Bradford binman who worked six days a week.

He himself suffered marks to his body and pain in his ribs that kept him off work for a week when he was detained until the police arrived.

Mr Campbell said the offences were “wholly out of character” at a time when Kellett was under severe stress.

When he pulled Dr Hakeem to the ground, he did not intend to cause him serious injury.

Judge Colin Burn sentenced Kellett to 13 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, with 120 hours of unpaid work and a 20 day rehabilitation activity requirement with the probation service. He must pay Dr Hakeem £750 compensation.

“You lost it in a completely inappropriate way and you did demonstrate some pretty serious flaws in your attitude,” Judge Burn said.

Kellett caused Dr Hakeem “a pretty grisly injury” putting him out of action, as far as his 4,000 patients were concerned, for several weeks.