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Nottingham Post
Nottingham Post
Rebecca Sherdley

Bulwell mum used rolling pin and bike chain to fight off armed burglar

A business student who had been advertising "cannabis sweets" barged his way into a house to reclaim cash he claimed he was owed.

But Mudasser Ismail was met by the terrified debtor's mother who bravely armed herself with a rolling pin to protect her and her son.

Ismail had arrived in Walnut Tree Gardens, Bulwell, on Wednesday, May 26, last year, with others, saw the coat of the man he was after.

He said, "Yo! he's here, he's here', then opened his coat and showed the man's mother he had a four-inch kitchen knife.

Ismail, who was studying business at Nottingham College, left with the victim's coat but dumped it outside, the city's crown court heard on Friday, February 11.

As the group left, the mum lashed out at one man's leg with a bicycle chain.

Police descended on Ismail's address where they found the bag of cannabis sweets and a Vape pen, with labelling indicating it was charged with cannabinoids (found in cannabis).

His phone contained a message about supplying someone of school age with those drugs as well as incoming messages asking for "three packets of edibles" and to come to Shadwell Station, Epping.

Ismail, aged 18, now of no fixed address, found his cannabis use escalated when his father went to Pakistan and he was bearing the financial pressure and going to college and working in a takeaway.

He accrued a debt to the person supplying him cannabis.

He sought out the victim in this case because he owed him money.

Ismail pleaded guilty to burglary in Walnut Tree Gardens, Bulwell, on Wednesday, May 26, last year, where he stole a coat, possessing a kitchen knife, possessing cannabis with intent to supply on May 27, and supplying cannabis to another between May 1, 2021, and May 27, 2021.

Judge Stuart Rafferty QC sentenced him to two years in custody, saying he had possessed a weapon for the third time. There was no evidence he was actively involved in dealing and rather was simply being approached because of advertisements which he deliberately put out.

Ismail will be out in two months as he has already served a lengthy period on remand.

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