The broad daylight incident happened at the start of the Covid pandemic back in March 2020, but the trio have only now been sentenced over three years later.
Prosecutor Austin Newman told a judge at Bradford Crown Court today that the violent disturbance began in a residential area and appeared to be linked to a “long standing feud”.
He said police officers were called to the Gibraltar Road and Hopwood Lane area on the afternoon of March 24 after a number of reports from concerned members of the public.
Mr Newman said both sides involved were blaming each other for the disturbance and the man who had been dragged along by the Audi needed hospital treatment for “multiple friction burns” to the side of his body and limbs.
Today a judge said the occupants of the red Audi had come “under attack” when a passenger in the vehicle Mubasher Attique, now 22, grabbed hold of one of the other males as the car was driven off.
Judge Colin Burn said Attique, who had no previous convictions at the time, had himself been the victim of a serious assault in the past and that may explain his reckless action in holding onto the man.
But the judge said the car was driven off inflicting “gruesome” injuries on the man and Attique had also been involved in punching another male a few minutes later.
Attique, of Milton Place, Halifax, admitted the affray charge back in May 2020 and had been waiting to learn his fate ever since.
Today he was sentenced to 15 months in jail, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 120 hours unpaid work for the community.
Attique must also comply with 20 rehabilitation activity days.
His barrister Jeremy Barton said the offence was out of character for his client.
Ishtiaq Latif, 35, of Elmwood Street, Halifax, was found guilty of involvement in the affray and was given a six-month jail sentence for his role.
The court heard he had already “served” that sentence because he had been on a qualifying electronically monitored home curfew.
A third defendant, who also admitted the affray, was given an eight-month jail term, but he is now remanded in custody awaiting a trial for unrelated matters.
Judge Burn described the incident as “disgraceful violence” and said the area had looked like “the Wild West” that afternoon.