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Homophobic man who shouted ‘gay boy’ and spat at cyclist jailed after police traced DNA

According to a publication by Daily Mirror, a homophobic driver who spat at cyclist has been jailed after being traced through DNA he left on the rider’s clothing.
Faizal Alizada, 23, shouted ‘Oi gay boy!’ at the cyclist, known only as ‘Mr Howard’, from his car while they waited at traffic lights at Notting Hill Gate.
District Judge Samuel Goozee said:
“I’m entirely satisfied that when you did it you were conscious and that it was intentional on Mr Howard, as demonstrated by homophobic things you said and spat at him through the window.
“I do not believe your apology has genuine remorse, he still had to go through the ordeal of giving evidence.
“You committed this offence subject to a crown court order for offences of similar nature.”
Judge Goozee slammed Alizad’s ‘woeful commitment’ to’ following that order.
“Spitting at anybody is abhorrent, it makes it much more serious by the homophobic nature of the assault,” he added.
Alizada’s plea that prison would worsen his anxiety and panic attacks went unanswered as he was jailed for a total of eight weeks.
That included an extra week for obliging Mr Howard to relive the ordeal by pleading not guilty then failing to attend the January 10 trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
Wearing a black shirt and jacket the 23-year-old had to be lifted to the exit by two dock officers as his family members pleaded with the court to set him free.
Alizada, of Shepherd’s Bush was convicted of assault by spitting and jailed for eight weeks and ordered to pay £150 compensation with no other costs.