Broadheath man jailed after fracturing man's skull in New Year's Eve attack (From Messenger Newspapers)
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Broadheath man jailed after fracturing man's skull in New Year's Eve attack
2:17pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
A TRAINED kick boxer from Broadheath has been jailed after fracturing a man’s skull in a planned attack.
Stuart Ryan, 26, of Princess Street, was sentenced to 20 months in prison at Minshull Street Crown Court on March 18, in relation to an altercation that began in a Sale takeaway on New Year’s Eve 2011.
The victim was with a group of friends in Taste Buds, on School Road, when one of them became involved in an argument with the restaurant owner, Imran Qasar, over some food.
During the incident, the victim’s friend punched Qasar and the group left the takeaway.
Qasar, 27, then recruited his friends – Ryan, Mohammed Arfan, 33, and Travis Holness, 24, – who all began searching the area for the group.
The defendants found the group around 20 minutes later on Framingham Road, Sale – all but the victim managed to run off, who was prevented from doing so due to an injured leg.
Qasar and Arfan chased the intended target while Ryan levelled a significant kick at the victim, causing him to fall on his head, fracturing his skull.
The group then chased off the victim’s friend, who was trying to give him first aid.
Holness remained in the car throughout.
Qasar and Arfan, both of Homestead Crescent, Burnage and Holness, of School Grove, Prestwich, admitted violent disorder, all admitted violent disorder and were given suspended sentences and ordered to carry out unpaid work.
Det Serg Chris Potter, from Trafford CID, said: "What started out as a something and nothing incident at a takeaway, resulted in the victim suffering a fractured skull.
“Qasar, feeling he had a score to settle, recruited his friends and set out with one aim in mind: to find the victim’s friend.”