Offended bodybuilder, 26, attacked subsequent door neighbours at knifepoint after he accused them of hurling bottle of urine into his backyard
- Bodybuilder Leon Henry attacked neighbours, claimed they threw bottle of urine
- Punched the sufferer so arduous his knuckles have been bleeding when police arrived
- Ordered to pay compensation, prices & attend assembly on ‘managing feelings’
A bodybuilder attacked his neighbours at knifepoint after he accused them of hurling a bottle of urine into his entrance backyard.
Leon Henry, 26, punched sufferer Naeem Sajjadand then pulled a kitchen knife on him and his housemates after claiming the bottle had ended up on his property.
Police have been pressured to handcuff Henry, a finalist in a bodybuilding championship in 2016.
Manchester Crown Courtroom heard he informed police his knuckles have been bleeding after punching Mr Sajjadand.
Bodybuilder Leon Henry attacked his neighbours at knifepoint and informed officers his knuckles have been bleeding after punching the sufferer
Officers have been referred to as on December 27 final yr after reviews of an ‘ongoing assault’ exterior private coach Henry’s dwelling within the Longsight district .
Prosecutor Isobel Thomas stated: ‘Once they arrived, an officer observed a male pointing on the defendant saying ‘that is him, he is bought a knife.’ A constable pointed his taser on the defendant and informed him to get on the ground.
‘He was handcuffed and put within the rear of a police van and was seen bleeding from his knuckles. The officer requested how the defendant had finished this to his knuckles. He stated, ‘I am not going to lie, I punched him within the face.’
‘One of many different males stated the defendant had been threatening him and his housemates then held a knife out and stated ‘Come on then’.’
Henry claimed he bought into an argument over the bottle of urine which had been thrown in the direction of his deal with and stated he had taken the knife for ‘self-protection.’
However in an announcement Mr Sajjad stated: ‘I used to be shocked by this incident.
‘I don’t know why it occurred. It was an unprovoked assault. He had no proper to do that. He accused my housemates of throwing garbage into his backyard, however that is utterly unfaithful.’
His counsel, Brendan O’Leary stated: ‘He’s a nice and articulate younger man and this incident arose out of one thing that was not of Mr Henry’s personal making.
‘The urine was in a bottle on the kitchen desk however when the police went to talk to the defendant, they did not ask about that. It is unlucky.
Manchester Crown Courtroom was informed Leon Henry ‘misplaced his mood’ within the incident final December
‘It is clear that Mr Henry misplaced his mood. He was performing irrationally. He took a knife from his kitchen to guard himself as a result of 5 of the next-door neighbours got here out to talk with him. He ought to have rung the police instantly. He has moved out due to what occurred.’
Henry admitted having a bladed article and assault and was given eight months imprisonment, suspended for 2 years
He was additionally ordered to pay Mr Sajjad £500 in compensation, plus £300 prices and attend a rehabilitation programme on managing his feelings.
Choose Clement Goldstone stated: ‘You intentionally went spherical to your subsequent door neighbour’s deal with with a knife.
‘Though you didn’t use the knife, you held it very near him and punched him within the face. He obtained a reduce to his lip and a unfastened tooth. You obtained cuts to your knuckles, for which you solely have your self blame.
‘It is best to by no means have gone to the home. It is best to have phoned the police.’