Kingswinford businessman jailed for his part in pub brawl that left a man dead (From Stourbridge News)
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Kingswinford businessman jailed for his part in pub brawl that left a man dead
1:26pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in Local
A KINGSWINFORD businessman who took part in an ugly Black Country pub brawl in which a man was viciously killed has been jailed for ten months.
Judge John Warner at Wolverhampton Crown Court told 32-year-old Sadaqut Ali it was clear he had contributed to the violent disorder inside The Lounge Bar in Tipton where Kevin Hadley Jnr was stamped on so hard footprints were found on his face.
Ali, who runs a vehicle recovery business with three lorries, kicked Kevin Hadley Snr in the ribs when he was unable to defend himself before throwing a heavy bar stool at him as he was prone on the floor.
Gordon Aspden QC, prosecuting, told the court Hadley Jnr had downed ten pints in a heavy drinking session with his father and it was clear he was responsible for the trouble that lead to his death.
He added that it was not known whether something had been said or looks exchanged but Hadley Jnr was angry and aggressive when he approached a group of men by the pool table.
Hadley Jnr was then hit with a pool cue and knocked to the floor. Dominic Fraser, aged 32, then moved in and stamped on his face so hard he left behind the prints on the soles of his shoes.
Fraser, of Highfield Road, Tipton, denied murder but was found guilty and jailed for life with the Judge ruling he must serve a minimum of 14 years.
Shazad Ali, of Tudor Street, Tipton, hit Hadley Jnr with the pool cue before punching him and then threw a heavy bar stool at his head - which, Mr Aspden said, contributed to his death.
The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was jailed for six years.
Roy Cross, aged 30, of Powis Avenue, Tipton, admitted causing grievous bodily harm to Hadley Snr.
He further pleaded guilty to attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm to Hadley Snr by throwing a fire extinguisher at his head and he was jailed for six years while his licence on release was extended by another five years.
Hafizur Rahman, aged 30, also of Tudor Street, admitted using threatening words and behaviour and was given a three-month jail term suspended for two years.
Sadaqut Ali, a married family man of Madeley Road, Kingswinford, admitted assaulting Hadley Snr causing him actual bodily harm. But Jas Mann, defending, said he had acted wholly out of character having been out celebrating the birth of Mr Rahman's daughter.
Mr Mann said: "The incident started and he got carried away. He did not strike a heavy blow with the bar stool and that is underlined by the fact no serious injury was caused."