Man Jailed for Beating his Girlfriend’s Boss at workplace, for Comments he made about her

Dev Sangha stormed into the office at Marcus Transport on December 7, 2018, and punched logistics manager Steve Harrison and then fought with him on a desk and rolled onto the floor in a sustained assault at the company on Friars Industrial Estate, Bradford Road, Idle.

The court heard that Sangha, who had previous convictions for violence and criminal damage, was with his partner Joanne Jeffrey at their home their previous evening when she complained about comments Mr Harrison had made which she felt belittled her.

After dropping her off at Marcus Transport the next morning, Sangha, the manager for a Bradford car dealership, made a business call to the freight company which became heated when he complained about what Mr Harrison had said to his partner.

The court was told he then went back to the firm to have it out with Mr Harrison. Ms Jeffrey had gone to the warehouse and Sangha stormed into the office with the knives shouting “Where is she, where the f**k is she”.

The prosecutor said he returned without the knives and attacked Mr Harrison, throwing a punch at him, causing a cut above his eye, and wrestling with him on the desk and then on the floor shouting “I’m having you”.

The court was told the knives, one with a 12-inch blade, had been in Sangha’s car because they had been recently used to cut a cake at a work birthday celebration.

Judge David Hatton QC sentenced Sangha, 48, of no fixed address, to 22 months in prison for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and a further two months consecutively for an attack on a car in a separate road rage incident.