A father who appealed for calm after his son who was killed during August’s riots has appeared in court charged with unlawful wounding.
Tariq Jahan of Winson Street, Winson Green, spoke only to confirm his address and date-of-birth during the five-minute hearing at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
The 46-year-old is alleged to have broken another man’s jaw in the Handsworth area of the city on the evening of July 6 this year.
After hearing brief details about the circumstances of the alleged assault, District Judge Robert Zara ruled the case should be transferred to Birmingham Crown Court and ordered a committal hearing to take place on November 21.
Mr Jahan, who was credited with staving off potential race violence after his 21-year-old son Haroon was mown down and killed at the height of the riots in August, was given unconditional bail and left court without comment.
His court appearance came a week after he received a Pride of Britain special recognition award for his compassion and dignity in the aftermath of his son’s death.