Kazi brothers convicted at Leicester Crown Court
Issued on 11/2/19 at 4:11 p.m.
Three brothers who seriously assaulted a young man in Leicester in 2016 have been jailed for more than 30 years between them.
Shamir, Taseer and Tauqeer Kazi were found guilty today (Monday 11 February) of Section 18 grievous bodily harm after an 11 day trial at Leicester Crown Court.
The court heard how a petty dispute months before led to the brothers carrying out a vicious attack on the 22-year-old victim in Berners Street, Leicester.
The victim wasn’t the target of the assault by 21-year-old Shamir, 24-year-old Taseer and 27-year-old Tauqeer. The intended victim had left the area prior to the incident.
The brothers, all of St Peters Road, Leicester, were sentenced today. Shamir was sentenced to nine years in prison, Taseer and Tauqeer were each sentenced to 11 years in prison
Detective Constable Charlotte Mee was the investigating officer in the case. She said: “This was a serious assault where the victim’s life was hanging in the balance. He suffered multiple fractures to his skull, a bleed on the brain and fractures to his eye and cheek and spent eight weeks in hospital.
“What was a minor dispute led to the vicious assault, the defendants came armed with baseball bats and intended to cause some harm.
“We are pleased with today’s verdict however two of the three defendants were in the process of completing their further studies and had the prospect of promising careers ahead of them. They now have a criminal conviction and face a considerable time behind bars.
“There are no winners in this case. The victim has had to relive the events of that evening in the courtroom and no doubt the memories still haunt him. We hope this verdict gives him some reassurance that justice has been done and those who subjected him to such a serious assault have been made to answer to their crimes.”