A HUSBAND who was jailed for two years last week after admitting injuring his wife's lover has been freed from prison.

On Wednesday last week Imam Yusuf was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He claimed he had been trying to frighten his cousin, who had an affair with his wife, when he drove at him, leaving him with a broken leg.

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But when he sentenced 32-year-old Yusuf, Judge Graeme Smith had not been told that, while on remand, the defendant had been subject to a curfew for 383 days, the equivalent of serving 192 days in prison.

"Had I been aware of this factor I would have reached a different conclusion and therefore I am going to re-sentence," said Judge Smith at Bolton Crown Court yesterday.

Yusuf, appearing via a video link from Forest Bank prison, wept as the judge told him that, in light of the new information, he was being re-sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years.

Instead of spending time behind bars, Yusuf, who is still banned from driving for three years, was released and ordered to undertake 160 hours of unpaid work and must participate in 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

Asked if he understood the change, Yusuf, of Swan Lane, Bolton, wiped tears from his eyes and replied: "Yes, thank you very much."

Mohammed Jawfardeen, who was celebrating Ramadan with his family, was injured after his second cousin Yusuf, swerved his Audi towards him as he got out of his own vehicle on Willows Lane, Bolton, on May 8 last year.

The affair Mr Jawfardeen had been having with Yusuf's wife had come to light eight months earlier and "incensed", the cuckolded husband denied he had been deliberately trying to injure his love rival. The court heard that the two families have since met and resolved to end animosity between them.