Men shouted racist abuse and battered a council officer with a wooden mop pole - after he tried to give them a littering fine
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Footage shows the 35-year-old victim pleading with two men as one shouts abuse and the other runs after him beating him with a wooden pole.
Raja Malik, 30 and Mohammed Nawaz, 50, chased after the victim and assaulted him after he caught women flicking cigarette butts from a car window in Pickford Street, Kates Hill, Birmingham on August 12 last year.
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After spotting the car later parked in Jasmine Street, Dudley, the officer begins to take the women’s details.
But Malik then emerges from a house and confronts the officer arguing, “Everybody throws cigarettes. Where does it say you can’t throw cigarettes outside?”
The confrontation soon turns abusive as Malik begins to hurl racist abuse at the worker, saying “Get the f**k off my property you white mother f****r”.
Body cam footage also shows Nawaz rushing to intervene and squaring up to the litter officer as the women try to hold him back.
Nawaz can then be seen running with a wooden pole in his hand as Malik chases the officer further up the road before hitting the officer with the mop pole forcing it to shatter into several pieces.
The council worker then tries to escape, running off whilst pleading with the two men that he’s going.
Police tracked down the pair
West Midlands Police identified the pair and on August 30, went to speak to them at an address in Jasmine Street.
Police body cam footage shows officers kicking down a door after urging multiple times to open it.
Officers can then be seen confirming using a picture that they have the right people with Malik and Nawaz being among a group of men inside the property.
Appearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court on May 27, both were ordered to pay the victim £500 in compensation.
Malik was handed a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years after being charged with assault and racially aggravated assault.
And Nawaz was charged with assault and using an offensive weapon and received a six-month sentence suspended for a year.
The victim suffered bruising from the attack but was not seriously injured.
‘A really shocking incident’
Dudley Police Inspector Pete Sandhu said: “This was a really shocking incident, a violent attack and racist abuse against a council contractor who was simply doing his job.
“The women who’d been seen littering remained calm, engaged with the officer and urged the two men not to get involved.
“But they ignored their pleas, threatened the victim and Nawaz shattered a wooden pole over him as he tried to retreat.
“There is absolutely no excuse for this kind of behaviour and the two men should be ashamed of their actions.”
Dudley Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for public realm, said: “We welcome the verdict. This was a despicable act against an enforcement officer who was carrying out his duties in order to help keep our borough clean and tidy."
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