A South Yorkshire thug has been spared from jail after he wounded a man with a set of keys over a debt

A thug who attacked a man with a set of keys during a row about a debt has narrowly been spared from time behind bars.

By Jon Cooper
Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 12:30 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard on October 26 how Pashko Ali, aged 37, of Regent Street, Balby, Doncaster, assaulted his victim with two accomplices after the complainant had owed him money but had passed the cash to another man who was owed money by the defendant.

Anthony Dunne, prosecuting, said Ali repeatedly visited the complainant before he returned with two men and visited the shop of the man he owed money to but when the complainant arrived the defendant told him: “I will kill you like a dog.”

Mr Dunne said Ali swung keys at the complainant, catching him on the back of his head, before his two accomplices attacked and kicked the complainant as the keys were used to inflict wounds to his back.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

Sheffield Crown Court, pictured, has heard how a thug has narrowly been spared from jail after he wounded a man with a set of keys over a row about a debt.

Judge Michael Slater told Ali: “You caused an injury to the back of his head with a set of keys and two further puncture wounds to his back with the keys.

"He was also punched and kicked by your two accomplices who are not before the court.”

Husband and father-of-two Ali, who has a previous conviction for three offences of threatening behaviour, pleaded guilty to causing unlawful wounding after the attack on May 24, 2019.

Edward Moss, defending, said: “He shows genuine remorse. These were actions totally out of character for him and he is shocked and ashamed of his behaviour and at the shame that’s been brought upon himself, his family and the community.”

The complainant stated: “This attack has greatly affected my life. I am constantly in fear and do not like to be in quiet places. I want to be surrounded by people all the time. I am also very depressed and nothing gives me optimism. All the time I am thinking he might have killed me.”

Judge Slater sentenced Ali to 18 months of custody suspended for two years with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, but warned him if he fails to comply or commits further offences he will “almost inevitably” be going to prison.

Read More

Read More
Police release picture of a man who was caught with an imitation handgun in Shef...

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to The Star website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Visit https://www.thestar.co.uk/subscriptions now to sign up.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Thank you

Nancy Fielder, editor