JAILED: Man laughed with friends after mowing down rival
A driver who deliberately mowed down a man leaving him with permanent brain damage has been jailed for 16 years.
Ibrar Ali, 20, sent the man flying through the air after ploughing into him in Birmingham in an attack believed to have been sparked by a feud between two gorups.
The 26-year-old victim was one of three men armed with baseball bats and machetes who were running down Hillaries Road, in the Gravelly Hill area of Birmingham, when Ali drove towards them on August 17 last year.
He suffered a permanent brain injury and now has mobility issues as a result.
Ali fled the scene after the attack and drove to a cul-de-sac near his home where he was seen laughing with associates and re-enacting how the victim struck the windscreen.
Ali's Toyota Yaris was later recovered by police and he was arrested days later and charged with attempted murder.
Ali, of the Broadway in Perry Barr, was convicted following a week-long trial at Birmingham Crown Court and sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Sergeant Simon Hanlon, from West Midlands Police CID, said: "Ali deliberately drove at his target leaving him with serious injuries.
"He clearly had no remorse as he was caught laughing when he disposed of the vehicle nine minutes later.
“He has been handed a significant sentence and it goes to show that this type of violent crime will not be tolerated or taken lightly in our community.”
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