Driver mowed down love rival in revenge attack for having affair with his wife

A driver mowed down a man who had been having an affair with his wife.

The revenge attack by jealous Munazir Rashid left the victim with horrific injuries from which he was lucky to survive, Birmingham Live reports.

Rashid, 41, previously admitted a charge of wounding with intent and was jailed for nine years at Birmingham Crown Court. He was also banned from driving for eight years.

He met the victim by chance in the Kerryman pub in Birmingham on July 13 last year.

There was an argument between the men and the victim was ejected from the pub. They continued rowing outside the pub and as the victim walked off, Rashid got into his Ford Fiesta, initially following him at walking speed.

He mounted the pavement and struck his love rival, causing him to go over the bonnet.

The victim got up and walked away before Rashid drove at him again, this time at high speed as he was crossing the road.

He then struck him with what witnesses say was a "massive thud" before landing in the road unconscious.

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Abi Nixon, prosecuting, said Rashid made no attempt to stop and later changed the registration plates of the vehicle which he tried to hide in a garage to evade justice for the crime.

The victim had to undergo emergency surgery and suffered a number of injuries, including multiple fractures and damage to his brain.

In a statement, he said: "My life has been destroyed. I am still having nightmares. I am scared to go outside and suffer from panic attacks."

He said he has been confined to his home, using a wheelchair and had to have a carer.

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Judge Richard Bond said: "He (the victim) had had a relationship with your then estranged wife, the mother of four children.

"I have no doubt whatsoever that this offence was a revenge attack by you upon your victim you had met for the first time.

"You had opportunity after opportunity to leave the scene.

"The injuries caused can only be described as life-changing. The medical evidence shows that he is lucky to be alive. He was in hospital for 10 weeks."

Tariq Shakoor, defending, said Rashid had been unaware of the relationship until the night of the attack.

He said: "The victim was intoxicated at the time and when he embraced the defendant's wife in the presence of this defendant that was what triggered the series of events that night."

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