Man attacked photographer for failing to send wedding footage

Rahman attacked Mr Hanif after the pair met by chance last June.

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Court: Mohammed Rahman was fined £600.

A man attacked a photographer who never sent him the footage of his wedding despite being paid £3000 to record that and two other events.

Mohammed Rahman, 44, turned on Zamir Hanif in Glasgow’s Strathbungo on June 21, 2021.

Rahman shouted “where is my video?” before he pushed and punched Mr Hanif who was sat in his his car during a chance meeting.

On Wednesday he pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to assaulting Mr Hanif to his injury.

The court heard Rahman employed the victim in 2017 to “take videos of his wedding”.

Prosecutor Amanda Gallagher added: “Money was paid for his services but the videos were never passed over to Rahman and no money was refunded.”

The pair had a chance meeting in Victoria Road when they both pulled up beside each other in their cars.
Rahman approached Mr Hanif and opened his car door.

Ms Gallagher said: “He pushed Mr Hanif on the body and punched him on the face – striking him on the nose.”

He then fled as paramedics, who happened to be at the scene at the time of the incident, treated Mr Hanif before taking him to hospital.

The victim received three stitches for a cut on the bridge of his nose.

Rahman was traced and arrested by police soon after.

Ryan Sloan, defending, told the court: “It’s a regrettable flare-up as he paid £3000 to have his videos recorded which were three separate celebrations.

“The victim captured two of the events personally and on the other occasion it was a member of staff.

“By June, he had no video, no refund or contact.

“He tried to reach out to Mr Hanif but to no success.

“When he came across him on the day of the incident it was a chance meeting as he was out buying a cake for his son.

“There was a conversation before he lost his temper.

“He was upset as this was the only scheduled recorded video – there was nothing more.”

Sheriff Sean Murphy QC told Rahman, a restaurant owner from Cambuslang, that the background was “understandable and explains annoyance but not assault”.

He added: “There are other avenues such as suing and other things to make sure it was provided.

“The options you took were completely inappropriate.”

The first offender was fined £600.