Body­builder jailed for beat­ing up girl­friend

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AN “in­se­cure and con­trol­ling” body­builder beat up and hu­mil­i­ated his girl­friend and held her pris­oner in their home.

Jasam Ahmed, who has com­peted for Bri­tain in the Mr Uni­verse con­test, at­tacked his part­ner while sub­ject to a sus­pended sen­tence im­posed for ha­rass­ing a pre­vi­ous girl­friend.

A judge told him that he needed to get a grip on the “fa­tal flaw” in his char­ac­ter – his “para­noid jeal­ousy”.

Ahmed, of Crown Way, Llan­darcy, Neath, pleaded guilty to com­mon as­sault and as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm at Swansea Crown Court.

The court heard he has two pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for ha­rass­ing a for­mer part­ner – in­clud­ing one which saw him “man­han­dling” the woman, take her keys and mo­bile phone, and stop her from leav­ing a prop­erty for sev­eral hours.

Judge Paul Thomas QC told Ahmed that his “im­ma­tu­rity and jeal­ousy” caused him to be con­trol­ling to­wards his part­ner and told him he needed to “grow up”.

He said: “You are start­ing to ap­pear as a man who treats woman as your pos­ses­sion – to do as you wish with them.

“Vi­o­lence to­wards do­mes­tic part­ners will not be tol­er­ated by this court.”

Ahmed was jailed for a to­tal of 42 weeks.

> Jasam Ahmed

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