A CUCKOLDED husband drove his car at a relative who had an affair with his wife, a court heard.

Furious Imam Yusuf, 32, left Mohammed Jawfardeen with a broken leg after aiming his Audi at his second cousin as he was getting out of his own car alongside his wife and baby son.

Yusuf, of Swan Lane, Bolton, denied deliberately trying to injure Mr Jawfardeen, claiming it was a coincidence the two had met and he had only intended to frighten him.

But after pleading guilty to a charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving he was sentenced to two years in prison and banned from driving for three years.

At Bolton Crown Court, Wayne Jackson, prosecuting, said the affair lasting several months had come to light in September 2018.

A family meting was called at Yusuf's uncle's address in Blackburn with the defendant said to be "incensed" about what had happened leading him to make threats of violence against Mr Jawfardeen.

On May 8, 2019, Mr Jawfardeen travelled to Bolton with his wife and 17 month old son to celebrate Ramadan with other family members.

Shortly after midnight, Mr Jawfardeen was parking his car on Willow Lane when he saw Yusuf driving towards his car.

He moved against his vehicle to allow the car to pass when Yusuf swerved towards him, hitting his car and accelerating.

Mr Jawfardeen was unable to get out of the way and was struck below his right knee and thrown into the road where Mr Jackson said he experienced "agonising pain" which was later found to be a broken leg.

Mr Jackson added Mr Jawfardeen's car was spun 180 degrees after the collision and mounted the pavement.

"He was fearing for his life and was sickened that his young son was in the car and could have been seriously injured or killed," said Mr Jackson, who added that Yusuf, a father of two, had one previous conviction for a GBH offence in 2010 in which his victim had suffered a fractured eye socket and cheek bone.

Colin Buckle, defending, said it had been a "chance meeting" between the two men and Yusuf had not intended to injure Mr Jawfardeen.

"The defendant and his wife are now separated but she is supportive and knows he is going through this situation," said Mr Buckle. "He is not a boy racer showing off and this was a situation of high emotion set against the betrayal of his wife and a close friend.

"He regretted it immediately and the animosity that was there has now been put to bed after the two families jointly decided this was a matter that won't be spoken of again and they will try and move on."

Sentencing Yusuf, Judge Graeme Smith said: "This was an impulsive and rash decision based on slights to you and your family.

"You say you are very sorry for what happened but you chose to dispute any liability whatsoever right up to the day of trial.

"You maintained you did not know it was Mr Jawfardeen and that it was a pure accident - you must have known both those things were untrue and a remarkable coincidence which a jury might have struggled to accept."