A booze-plagued man traumatised by conflict in Somalia smashed car windscreen

A man who has been traumatised by experiences of conflict in Somalia has spiralled out of control with alcohol and damaged his father’s car windscreen and a window at his parents’ home.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 1:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 1:35 pm

Sheffield Magistrates' Court heard today, January 8, how Mohammed Mumin, 29, of no fixed abode, had visited his parents’ home on Torksey Road, Sheffield, but when they refused to let him in he caused the damage.

Mumin pleaded guilty to two counts of causing damage from January 7 and admitted failing to comply with a previously imposed community order by failing to attend probation appointments.

David Marshall, prosecuting, said: “He went to his parents’ address where he was not welcome and when refused admission he smashed the windscreen of his father’s car on the drive and smashed a window of the house.”

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Sheffield Magistrates' Court

Andrew Dalrymple, defending, said: “He is on the very edge of tumbling into a difficult place in life.”

Mr Dalrymple added that Mumin was born in Somalia and his parents fled a raging conflict and migrated through Europe before settling in the UK where Mumin was raised.

In 2014, Mumin returned to Somalia, according to Mr Dalrymple, where he met his wife and they have a child but he was traumatised by further conflict and returned to the UK.

However, Mr Dalrymple explained Mumin’s experiences had taken their toll and he started drinking and his family struggled to support him.

Magistrates adjourned the case until January 29 to consider a probation report. Mumin was granted conditional bail on the grounds he does not contact his parents.