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JAILED: 'Frustrated' Black Country man beat up pizza delivery driver

By John Scott | Dudley | Crime | Published:

A thug with a hair-trigger temper has been locked up for more than four years after beating up a pizza delivery driver in a random attack because he was 'frustrated.'

Hamid Younis had just taken an order to an address in Hopyard Lane, Lower Gornal, when Dean Jarman struck, a judge heard.

The 36-year-old pummelled the startled victim with a flurry of punches to the face and body, leaving him badly bruised, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.

The defendant grabbed the keys to the victim's car but Mr Younis stopped him escaping in the vehicle as they fought in the street, explained Mr Philip Beardwell, prosecuting.

Jarman had a series of previous convictions, mainly for dishonesty, but received long prison sentences for an 'extremely violent' aggravated burglary and wounding a man with intent.

When released from the second of those jail terms he steered clear of violence for almost ten years until March 9 this year when the pizza delivery driver was beaten up.

'Unprovoked violence'

Mr Jon Roe, defending, said: "This was a spur of the moment offence, an unprovoked, violent attack resulting from a loss of temper on his behalf.

"He had no animosity towards the victim, who had the misfortune to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and become the subject of an outburst of anger triggered by a build up of frustration."

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Mr Roe said that father-of-two Jarman was at the centre of a 'perfect storm' after losing both his job and his partner, had been drinking and had stopped taking medication for his depression.

The lawyer continued: "This all led to an explosion of anger directed at somebody who had nothing to do with his problems. He wants help."

Jarman's broken relationship is being mended and he is prepared to accept assistance in dealing with his problems, it was said.

The defendant, from Lindsey Place, Brierley Hill, pleaded guilty to robbery and was jailed for four years and one month with 21 months added to the period of time he would normally be monitored following his release.

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Judge Simon Ward declared: "Violence is a regular but not frequent feature of your life. It reappeared when you randomly attacked a pizza delivery man.

"You are prone to sudden and unpredictable outbursts of violence which you plainly cannot control.

"You will now be the subject of an extended sentence in an effort to protect people from this kind of behaviour emerging from you again."

John Scott

By John Scott
Reporter/News Feature Writer

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