1:06pm UK, Thursday April 05, 2012
A man who broke a stranger’s jaw for “looking at my missus” has been spared jail for the role he played in quelling last summer’s riots in Birmingham.
Tariq Jahan won a Pride of Britain award for his public appeal for calm in the wake of the death of his son, Haroon, during the violence in the city’s Winson Green area.
His dignified and measured response won widespread acclaim and was credited with preventing the disorder from escalating further.
However, it later emerged that the 46-year-old faced trial for inflicting grievous bodily harm on another man in an incident that had taken place at the side of the road a month beforehand.