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No custody for DV as woman not "vulnerable"

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PandaPolar Mon 27-Mar-17 11:13:59

"A Pakistani cricketer who beat his wife with his own bat and forced her to drink bleach while urging her to kill herself is set to join a top British club after being spared jail."

"But Bashir was spared jail at Manchester Crown Court, where the judge decided that he did not pass the custody threshold because his wife was not a vulnerable person."

What the actual fuck?

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Mon 27-Mar-17 11:15:42

I have no words. . .

nancy75 Mon 27-Mar-17 11:16:30

I've just seen the headline but not read the full story. If you beat a stranger in the street with a bat you go to prison but it's ok to do it to your wife?

PandaPolar Mon 27-Mar-17 11:19:26

Nancy Yes, as long as your wife is educated, intelligent and as a 2.1 degree, it's fine.

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Mon 27-Mar-17 11:30:49

What British team is he joining?

PandaPolar Mon 27-Mar-17 11:34:55

He is now set to join former county cricket champions Leicestershire as a professional player after he was offered a contract by the club shortly before his arrest – on condition he didn’t go to prison.

CherryChasingDotMuncher Mon 27-Mar-17 11:35:26


Do you have a link OP?

PandaPolar Mon 27-Mar-17 11:38:05

It's in the Sun and the Daily Mail (I know, but that's the links i got sent)...

nancy75 Mon 27-Mar-17 11:38:20

I have read a bit more now, because she has the audacity to have friends & be able to speak English he only deserves a suspended sentence. What the fuck is going on? This is outrageous

ellencherry Mon 27-Mar-17 11:40:15

Vile beyond words

Alittlelife Mon 27-Mar-17 11:41:27

I read it earlier and couldn't believe it.

Plus he : phoned her parents and told them she wasn't obeying him (when he was poring bleach and stuffing tablets in her mouth). Was financially and emotionally abusive. Called her friends "English slags" and told her he could kill her if he hit her hard enough with his bat.

But ya know she's got some mates so whatever

weddingopinionsplease Mon 27-Mar-17 11:43:21

It's fucking insane

nancy75 Mon 27-Mar-17 11:45:02

In cases where a clearly too lenient sentence has been given can the cps or someone appeal the decision?
This judge has clearly said it's ok to beat your wife

PandaPolar Mon 27-Mar-17 12:23:51

What can we do?

I feel like I need to write to someone and say something. So upset, angry, disgusted, and ashamed.

Soubriquet Mon 27-Mar-17 12:34:36

Sounds just as bad as this guy

Murdered his wife, feeds her to his dogs but he "just made a mistake" so he should be allowed to join the football team, make millions of money and get on with his life.

Was just a mistake init.

Fishbiscuits Mon 27-Mar-17 12:36:54

Leicestershire county cricket club have issued a statement saying "Any references to Mustafa Bashir signing or being approached to sign for Leicestershire County Cricket Club are completely false. The club have never spoken to Mustafa Bashir or an agent, nor offered a contract to the player."

Hopefully the publicity around the case will prevent any other clubs from showing an interest as well. It doesn't make up for the fact that the bastard should be in prison but at least it's something.

DoveBlue Mon 27-Mar-17 12:42:42

According to Mirror Leicester know nothing about him. Absolutely shocking that because she's managed to pick herself up HE gets a lesser sentence.

stopfuckingshoutingatme Mon 27-Mar-17 12:50:35


every so often you read a story that's unfathomable horrific, upsetting and just GRIM- that Brazilian goal keeper. my lord

may be rot in hell for life eternal. fuck . I am harrowed

his poor son - as when he grows yup and learns what happened

nancy75 Mon 27-Mar-17 12:57:42

I'm not so fussed about the cricket club part of the story, more shocking is the judge saying it's not that bad because the woman had friends

Ineedmorelemonpledge Mon 27-Mar-17 13:05:08

What can we do?

I feel like I need to write to someone and say something. So upset, angry, disgusted, and ashamed.

Is he still playing for Oldham?

I guess that's one way he could be affected?

How can he keep a job after this? confused

My thoughts go to Fakhara Karim. I don't know how I'd even begin to deal with that verdict.

Not a victim because you have a degree and friends. sad

Namechanger2015 Mon 27-Mar-17 13:07:49

I had a similar case - H admitted DV towards me and severe financial abuse in court.

But the judge ruled that as I have a PhD (obtained 20 years ago, 10 years before marrying), that means I am educated and therefore was fully complicit with exH, despite all of the evidence to the contrary.

How he made the leap to that I will never know, but it's ruined me financially after ex destroyed me emotionally. The price I seem to have paid for getting an education.

Ineedmorelemonpledge Mon 27-Mar-17 13:12:02

So sorry Namechanger.

So a man with an education isn't penalised more heavily in DV, for having outward proof of intelligence that he should know better?


LeninaCrowne Mon 27-Mar-17 13:12:08

Very sorry to hear that Namechanger. I wonder if it was the same judge? hmm

RochelleGoyle Mon 27-Mar-17 13:18:17

He's been given a Suspended Sentence Order. You only get these if the judge deems that the offence does cross the custody threshold. I agree that the judge has no right determining that the victim isn't vulnerable based on the criteria he appears to have considered, but Bashir has been given a custodial, albeit suspended.

RochelleGoyle Mon 27-Mar-17 13:21:03

Seems wrong that the offence was charged as ABH rather than GBH. confused

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