Nov 14 2012 By Jack Griffith
TWO brothers who attacked their sister-in-law's husband in broad daylight after a family fallout were spared jail.
Ruhin Yakinya, of Albion Road, Hayes, and Framarz Yakinya, of Philpots Close, West Drayton, attacked Shafiq Mokhles in the street, in front of alarmed onlookers.
Family friend Basir Yakin, of Hobart Road, Hayes, also took part in the 'appalling' ambush, which happened in Lees Parade, Hillingdon, on July 27.
The court heard that the wives of Ruhin Yakinya and the victim Shafiq Mokhles, who are sisters, were involved in a dispute, and the two husbands had come to blows two days before the incident.
Mr Mokhles was on his way to do some shopping at about 1pm when the attackers struck, bundling him over.
Chetna Patel, prosecuting, said: "The three defendants started kicking and punching him ferociously. He managed to get up but the punching continued.
"He fell to the floor again and one of the men stamped on the victim's head and kicked him repeatedly.
"Another defendant started making stabbing motions towards the victim's chest. He had a key in his hand.
"It was a sustained and repeated gang attack."
One witness heard Mr Mokhles's screams, and told police that it sounded like someone running for their life.
"He tried to intervene, and said the attack was so appalling that he couldn't watch any more," said Mrs Patel. "He was shocked and scared."
Police arrived within minutes and found Mr Mokhles lying 'unresponsive' on the pavement, apparently unconcious. However, he suffered only minor injuries. The three attackers tried to walk away but were arrested at the scene.
The defendants, all from Afghanistan, had never been in trouble with police before, and were described as hardworking and devoted to their families.
They admitted ABH on the basis that it wouldn't be considered a pre-meditated attack, and they were sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday last week.
Friends and family packed the public gallery to see each of the men jailed for a year, suspended for two years. They must pay £350 each in compensation.
Handing down the terms, Judge Richard McGregor-Johnson said: "I want to make it plain to you that if the victim was more seriously injuried I would have imposed a custodial sentence.
"This was a disgraceful assault, and there is no excuse for this sort of conduct.
"I accept that this wasn't a pre-planned attack, but you saw the victim in the street and there was an element of revenge.
"It was a family dispute got out of hand and you took it forward."
Ruhin Yakinya, 38, and Mr Yakin, 27, must also carry out 240 hours of unpaid work, while Framarz Yakinya, 28, must do 100 hours community service and attend a Thinking Skills programme, and he will be under supervision for 18 months.