A MAN has been jailed for 12 months for reversing his car into an Audi A3 when he lost his temper in a domestic dispute.

Sajad Akbar, 43, of Kirkham Road, Lidget Green, Bradford, smashed his Toyota into the vehicle in Queensbury on June 23 last year.

Bradford Crown Court heard that children playing in the street were left terrified by the incident.

Akbar pleaded guilty to dangerous driving after causing extensive damage to the Audi.

The court heard that he accidentally hit a garden fence and his vehicle windows were smashed with a spade before he sped forward and then reversed into the car, which was parked and unoccupied.

Akbar had previous convictions for threatening behaviour, affray, assaulting a police officer and battery.

In 2014, he was involved in a road rage incident in which he and another driver rammed each other’s vehicles.

Akbar’s barrister, Nick Worsley, said he had been punched several times before the incident of dangerous driving.

He was suffering from anxiety and depression at the time and was still on medication.

After a domestic dispute, he got into his car to drive away and damaged the fence by accident.

When the windows on his car were deliberately broken, he lost his temper and drove forwards and backwards.

Mr Worsley conceded that the entire incident had terrified children who were out in the street.

Akbar wasn’t in his right state of mind and he parked up afterwards and waited for the police to arrive.

He had been very shaken up and he was deeply sorry for his actions. He had paid for the damage to the Audi and been round to apologise to people living in nearby houses.

“It was a row where there were perhaps faults on both sides,” Mr Worsley said, although the manner of driving could not be excused.

Judge Rose told Akbar: “You shattered the peace of that afternoon by your behaviour.”

A car was a potentially deadly weapon and five years previously, Akbar was involved in a road rage incident in which he rammed another driver’s vehicle.

“This is almost, in some ways, an identical incident,” Judge Rose said.

Akbar reversed at speed into the Audi in front of screaming children.

“It is nothing but good fortune that none was struck by you. They were shocked and terrified,” Judge Rose said.

He banned Akbar from driving for two and a half years and until he takes an extended retest.