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Totterdown man looking for drugs threatened to break someone’s teeth


A Totterdown man wanting drugs smashed a man’s jaw with a metal pole, a court heard.

Khalid Abdi Said visited the Bristol home of Samuel Tesfay and shouted “Where’s your s**t?”

Bristol Crown Court was told Abdi Said then picked up the pole and hit him multiple times around his face and body.

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Mr Tesfay sustained a double jaw fracture, cuts to his mouth and bruising in the attack.

Abdi Said, 28, of Bath Road, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm on May 27.

He also admitted breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order.

Judge Julian Lambert jailed him for two-and-a-half years.

He told Said: “You thought the man had drugs which you might well take from him.”

Rhianna Fricker, prosecuting, told the court Abdi Said hit Mr Tesfay several times with the pole.

She said: “He shouted ‘Help!’

“There was a final blow to his jaw and he fell to the floor.

“He heard an immediate cracking and said the defendant had broke it.

“The defendant threatened to break all his teeth.”

Miss Fricker said Mr Tesfay left his flat and tried but failed to get help.

Shortly after Abdi Said left too and Mr Tesfay called the police.

Mr Tesfay was taken to hospital were he was found to have two fractures to his jaw and had surgery to fit a metal plate.

The court heard Abdi Said was released from a jail term in January, after a conviction for possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

He admitted breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order after police investigating him for the assault on Mr Tesfay found he had more than one mobile phone, contrary to the order.

Matthew Comer, defending, said his client had only had one working phone on him.

He said Abdi Said had a significant history of mental health difficulties.

And Mr Comer added that months before the assault Abdi Said was bereaved of his mum and had suffered auditory hallucinations and abdominal pains.

Mr Comer said: “When the offence took place he was mentally not very well.

“He is now significantly better.

“He is taking prescribed antipsychotic medication.”

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