/ Man sentenced for attack on cousin

A man who gave his cousin a fractured eye socket and smashed up his car has been sentenced.

Amar Butt (born 15/02/1988) of Elm Tree Drive, Heaton Chapel, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

Butt was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 18 months, at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

Butt and his cousin, a 25-year-old man, had a strained relationship due to what the victim describes as a clash of personalities.

On Wednesday 4 July 2012, the victim was at Butt's house in Heaton Chapel visiting his aunty, Butt's mother.

When Butt saw him, he became abusive, demanded that he left and punched him in the face. The blow forced him backwards.

The victim left, but Butt kept hassling him. The victim then found sanctuary in a neighbour's house, which Butt had been locked out of.

Butt then smashed the windows of the victim's Audi A3 with a metal bar.

The police were called and Butt was arrested.

Detective Constable Phil Kennedy said: "This was an unprovoked attack which led to the victim suffering an eye injury.

"Even after he had carried out this assault, Butt continued with his rage-fuelled campaign and it was thanks to neighbours and relatives that the attack wasn't even more severe.

"I hope the victim can now move on."

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