Armed men hurt in Accrington street brawl 4:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014 in News 1 By Wendy Barlow 2 , Court reporter THREE middle-aged men were involved in street violence, in which all of them were injured and weapons were brandished, a court heard. Zafar Iqbal started the trouble on Scaitcliffe Street, Accrington, but Araf Hussain and Iftikar Asghar finished it, Burnley Crown Court was told. All three had weapons and the melee continued, despite the efforts of a Good Samaritan passer-by who tried to stop it.
The hearing was told how the fracas began when the defendants got out of two cars. Iqbal was in his vehicle and Hussain and Asghar were in a Mercedes. Iqbal stopped and got out with a crowbar.
Hussain and Asghar were at the side of the road and Hussain, armed with a cricket bat, approached Iqbal. The boot lid of the Mercedes was then opened, another weapon was brought out and the member of the public tried to stop the incident. Hussain and Asghar both had weapons by this stage.
Asghar had got a snooker cue. They went up to Iqbal and he was hit while he was on the ground. Police arrived to find him on his knees, struggling to breathe and injured.
Officers recovered a snooker cue and crowbar at the scene. Iqbal, 49, of College Court in the town had admitted possessing an offensive weapon and battery on Hussain and had been committed for sentence by magistrates. He was given six months in prison, suspended for two years, with a 16-week curfew, between 9pm and 6am.
Hussain, 43, of Stevenson Street East, also Accrington, was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for two years, with 12 months supervision. He and Asghar pleaded guilty to affray. Asghar, 41, of George Street, Accrington, received a two-year community order with supervision.
Stephen Parker, prosecuting, said Hussain ended up with a finger injury and Asghar had bruises to his body.
Judge Jonathan Gibson said: As one of your counsel put it, you are grown men who ought to have known better.
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Accrington airman is an award winning RAF chef 1:00pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News AN ACCRINGTON airman is celebrating after becoming an award winning chef. Adam Sanderson, who is currently serving in the Royal Air Force, has been recognised with a number of RAF catering awards. As well as being named the top RAF student chef of the year, the 25-year-old scooped two other awards for his hard work and skill.
Adam, a Senior Aircraftman, is a chef based at RAF Boulmer in Northumberland. At a ceremony at Worthy Down Barracks in Hampshire, he picked up the Student Logistics Chef of the Year Award for his work ethic and high level of cooking skills, which he displayed during his training at Catering Training Squadron at RAF Halton in Aylesbury. During the ceremony the former Mount Carmel High pupil was surprised to find out that he had also won the award for RAF Catering Student of the Year, which is given to the overall top student from both the Chef and Caterer disciplines.
The awards were held in conjunction with the RAF Culinary Competition for which he also won Bronze in the Junior Fish category, topping off an amazingly successful day Adam, who grew up in Accrington where mum Beverly and stepdad Robin still live, said he was thrilled to gain so much recognition for his cooking. He said: I am delighted to win the awards, especially Catering Student of the Year which was a complete surprise. It’s nice to know that all the hard work put in during training has paid off.
Adam joined the RAF in March last year and graduated from CTS at RAF Halton in October.
He has since worked in both the Junior Ranks and Officers Mess at RAF Boulmer.