Man harassed ex and chased her down M32
A BOYFRIEND who wouldn't give up on a relationship and harassed his former partner has been handed a 12-month community order.
Adnan Hussain refused to cut links with Shahanna Nazir to such an extent that he followed her in his car on the M32 and boxed her in a car park, Bristol Crown Court heard.
She even had to avoid him by hiding in changing rooms at House of Fraser in Cabot Circus.
Hussain, 22, of Walton Street, Easton, admitted harassment, dangerous driving and driving without a proper licence or insurance.
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The recorder Mr Michael Hubbard QC told him: "I hope you are getting over all this now and you've got to get on with your life and allow her to get on with hers.
"It would have caused her a lot of fear. You put her life in danger and those of other people using the road. You've got yourself into a whole heap of trouble because you didn't accept this relationship had broken down. For goodness sake don't do it again."
Hussain was ordered to be supervised for six months and carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.
He was made the subject of a prohibited activity requirement directing he has no direct or indirect contact with his former girlfriend.
The judge banned him from driving for a year and ordered him to take an extended driving test.
Robert Reid, prosecuting, said at the outset Ms Nazir had not wanted a formal restraining order put on Hussain as she felt he now realised his behaviour had been unacceptable.
Mr Reid said the pair were boyfriend and girlfriend for five years until the relationship ended in November last year, which Hussain found very hard to deal with.
Mr Reid told the court: "He attempted to maintain contact and there was platonic contact. In June they did have a meeting in her lunch hour. Mr Hussain suggested that they would get back together. She very firmly rebuffed that proposition."
Mr Reid said in June 30 Ms Nazir went to House of Fraser and a friend spotted Hussain coming down an escalator and alerted her.
He told the court: "She hid in changing rooms. She was escorted to her car in Cabot Circus car park. She was in her car when he appeared and tried to obstruct her from exiting."
The court heard a queue of cars formed as Hussain blocked her from driving through the ticket barrier, saying: "Are you serious? Are you not going to speak to me? Just run over and kill me?"
Security staff moved Hussain on, allowing Ms Nazir to drive away, but Hussain then texted her saying she would make him "do things".
Mr Reid said: "She went to Subway opposite the magistrates court with a friend and she was accosted by the defendant. He plucked the mirror glass out of her wing mirror and she tried to get away by driving down the M32. He was following her in his car, it was aggressive driving and was coming close, in front, behind and alongside. They ended up in the UWE complex and she was blocked in."
As Ms Nazir drove circuits of the complex, security staff responded and Hussain was arrested.
Paul Cook, defending, stressed his client had not carried out an assault or threatened to do so. He said Hussain acted in the context of an emotional and intense relationship and he was heading for an "emotional car crash" as he hadn't told his family what he had done.