Hamman Forjani received a short 21-month sentence for brutally attacking a pregnant woman, kicking her so hard he left shoe imprints on her face.
Manchester Crown Court heard that after Forjani, cousin of Manchester Arena terror attacker Salman Abedi, had kicked and beat his victim, he said that he wanted her unborn baby to die, reports the Manchester Evening News.
The court heard that on the day of the attack, the 21-year-old had been drinking and became angry after the victim had broken his mobile phone and threw water at him.
Forjani then knocked the pregnant woman to the floor and dragged her along the ground before he began to punch her head and body, kicking her so hard in the head he left his shoe print on her face.
When the attack was over, the expectant mother, who was 28 weeks pregnant at the time, told him he “could have killed her unborn baby”, prosecutor Michael Knowles said.
Forjani replied that “he wanted to”.
A resident of Fallowfield, Manchester, which has a 20 per cent Muslim population, Forjani had previous convictions for robbery, burglary, and theft.
His defence described him as “very pleasant” when he is not drunk or on drugs.
The woman gave birth prematurely and the court heard there was a “concern” that the attack brought on the early delivery, but the judge said there was no evidence to prove this.
Despite being premature, the child was born healthy.