A SPURNED boyfriend who pointed a lethal-looking imitation gun at his ex-partner’s father and threatened “I’ll have you” has been jailed for two years and five months.

Ali Akram was arrested for the offence but jumped bail and pestered the young woman and her family with dozens of phone calls and by turning up outside their home in breach of a court order, Bradford Crown Court heard.

After he was apprehended last month, Akram pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, harassment and breach of bail.

Akram, 24, of Chellow Grange Road, Heaton, Bradford, took it badly when his relationship ended, prosecutor Alex Menary said on Friday.

On June 21 last year, he confronted his former partner’s father on the Bradford street where the family, who have young children, live.

Akram pulled out a black handgun, threatened the man and taunted him. He then ran off but was caught on CCTV fleeing with the gun.

He was arrested and police seized a .177 airgun and pellets from his bedroom.

Akram was released on bail with orders not to contact the woman or her family and not to go to their home.

He failed to attend at Bradford Crown Court on July 23 and did not appear for his trial on December 4.

While he was wanted on warrant, Akram harassed the woman with unwanted phone calls in August and revved his car outside her home, the court


The woman’s father had previously been robbed at gunpoint, making the incident with Akram all the more distressing, Mr Menary said.

He was too traumatised to eat or sleep for some time afterwards.

Abdul Shakoor, Akram’s barrister, said he knew he was going to prison.

He had been employed as a security officer at Leeds General Infirmary and he had undertaken many charitable works.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, said Akram had pointed what looked like a lethal automatic handgun at his victim’s head.

After his arrest, he had falsely accused the man of attacking him.

Akram had then breached his bail conditions and persistently harassed the family while evading the police and the courts.

Akram was jailed for 20 months for possession of the imitation gun with intent to cause fear of violence, three months for harassment and six months for the Bail Act offence, the sentences to run consecutively.

Judge Durham Hall made a restraining order for six and a half years banning Akram from contacting the woman and her family and from going near their home address.