A man who repeatedly punched a rival in a street has been given a restraining order.

Janghir Alam approached victim Aqeeb Ali on Richmond Hill Street in Accrington at around 10pm on May 28 last year.

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Prosecutor Fraser Livesey Alam ‘repeatedly punched’ Mr Ali near to the MOT centre.

The victim the ran off to a nearby car and called the police.

Mr Fraser told Burnley Crown Court there was ‘plainly a history’ between the families of the two men.

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Alam, 35, of Willows Lane, Accrington, pleaded guilty to ABH.

He was given a two-year restraining order, 100 hours unpaid work and fined £500.

Defence barrister Elyas Patel said ‘family man’ Alam works in his family’s business, has four children and is expecting a fifth.

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He said: “He’s fit and able and more than willing to do unpaid work for the community.”