A PARTINGTON man dragged his 18-year-old sister off a bus just hours after she had been granted a forced marriage protection order by magistrates in Manchester.

Fahad Shoshan, 30, of Staffordshire Court, and another brother, had approached their sister in Piccadilly and asked her to come home, claiming their mother was ill.

When she refused and got on the bus Shoshan followed and grabbed her around the neck, forcing her onto the pavement.

The victim managed to cling onto a post and re-board and passengers then came to her rescue, said Prosecutor Holly Holden.

On July 5 last year the girl had been granted the order at the Manchester City Magistrates’ Court and taken into social services care.

Shoshan, who has mental health problems, said he had met his sister by ‘pure chance’.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting his sister and possessing a small amount of cannabis – it was found wrapped in a tissue in his pocket.

Estelle Parkhouse, defending, said the victim had refused to assist the police and wanted the order to cease.

“But she wants a restriction order banning her brother from contacting her and the college she attends,” added Mrs Parkhouse.

District Judge James Prowse said he was concerned about the background to the case and ‘that it had happened on public transport’.

The forced marriage protection order stayed in place and Shoshan was bailed until January 31 – and warned to stay away from his sister and the college.