Joshua Ellis has secured a suspended sentence for 27 year old Kamran Najeeb who rammed his car into a private hire driver then came back with a cricket bat and smashed the windows before parading up and down the road once police had left. The incident took place on Ilford High Road at around 2am on August 31, 2020.
This was Mr. Najeeb’s third conviction for possessing an offensive weapon, after two knife incidents in 2017, warranting an automatic minimum custodial sentence of six months.
Joshua Ellis argued for a suspended sentence for the dad-of-three (soon to be four) citing that he was an esteemed member of West Ham Boxing Club, soon to be employed valet and he needed to earn the money to pay Mr Rana’s compensation.
On Friday 17 November at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Mr. Najeeb was handed down a sentence of eight months suspended for 18 months, with six months for possession of the cricket bat and two months for the criminal damage to run consecutively. He was also ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work, 20 days of rehabilitation activity and pay compensation of £2,300.
Joshua is instructed to prosecute and defend in all areas of crime, including harassment and violent offences, supply of drugs, sexual offences, robbery, fraud, harassment and violent offences: [Joshua Ellis Profile]
News story: [Essex Live]