Security man guilty of vicious assault

THE former head of security at Reighton Sands Holiday Park, who rubbed a man's face on concrete "like cheese on a grater" and broke his jaw, has been jailed for nine months.

Mohammed Qadir, 27, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court last week after the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

He was convicted in January of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a 23-year-old Scarborough man who later required an operation to insert a metal plate into is jaw.

He had denied the charge but was found guilty by a jury following a five-day trial at York Crown Court.

The court heard how Shaun Kaleikous was punched before having his head pinned to the ground by Qadir and his face rubbed across a concrete road "like cheese on a grater" as he screamed out in pain.

Qadir had worked at the holiday site for over three years, living on the premises.

Mr Kaleikous, a friend of some of the staff at the holiday park, had attended a beach party on the site and admitted to being drunk when Qadir and other security staff attempted to eject him because he did not have permission to stay over-night.

Edward Bindloss, prosecuting, said, after being taken to the floor with one security guard sitting on his legs, Mr Kaleikous was assaulted by Qadir, who then alleged to police officers he had been attacked first.

This claim led to the arrest of the victim, who was later taken to hospital after spending several hours in a Scarborough police cell.

Witnesses told the court that Mr Kaleikous, who had no recollection of the attack upon him, had been smoking a cigarette and offering no resistance when he was attacked by the defendant.

Qadir, described by fellow security staff as a "gentleman" claimed that Mr Kaleikous punched out at him and, while he restrained him, bit his hand hard enough to draw blood, forcing him to slap the man's face to make him let go.

The court heard Qadir, who has since moved away from the area, and another security guard allegedly injured in the incident by Mr Kaleikous, had to attend hospital themselves.