Mohammed Tabib Shafiq, a Muslim immigrant in Britain, faced life in prison for the hate crime beating of a British couple. Both victims were left seriously injured. The male victim barely survived. Both have been left with permanent debilitating injuries.
However, liberal British Judge Peter Davies slapped Shafiq on the wrist with only ten years.
A COUPLE were beaten with a baseball bat and left for dead after they asked a neighbour to mend a hole in their garden fence, a court heard.Eileen Brooks, 44, and her partner Stan Foster, 52, repeatedly but politely requested Mohammed Tabib Shafiq to repair the damage he had caused, only each time to be told “tomorrow”.When they asked again in April for the taxi driver to take action after their dog escaped through the hole, Shafiq snapped, the court heard.After saying “one minute”, he returned with a baseball bat and hit Mr Foster up to five times round the head, even when he was on the ground.Shafiq, 22 – who was jailed for 10 years for the brutal assault – also smashed former care worker Miss Brooks in the face as she tried to protect her partner.…Mr Foster suffered multiple skull fractures and nearly died at the scene in Farnworth, Greater Manchester.Miss Brooks’s jaw was broken. Mr Foster, in a medically induced coma for four months, is now paralysed on his left side and can never work again. Miss Brooks needed four plates and 14 screws in her jaw and is in constant pain.