A BODY builder said to have been ‘made mental’ by steroids attacked a restaurant manager and his own partner, a court heard.
Alal Uddin, 24, and two others had gone to the Nila Restaurant in Rawtenstall, after earlier trouble, which he was not involved in.
A row broke out and Uddin hit manager Faruk Miah over the head with a landline telephone.
Threats were made to blow the place up, Burnley magistrates were told.
Six months later, Uddin set about vulnerable Gemma Marsden, his partner of four years, twice in one day, once in a car where she was trapped as he attempted to throttle her in front of children.
Uddin believed steroids have made him “slightly mental” the court was told.
The defendant, of Devonshire Road, Burnley, admitted assaulting Mr Miah by beating and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour on April 13 and two counts of assault by beating and one of racially aggravated harassment.
He received 12 weeks in prison, suspended for a year, with supervision to address his problems and must pay £255 in costs and victim surcharge and £100 compensation to Mr Miah.
The chairman told the defendant the violence towards his girlfriend had been an abuse of power and trust.
Adnan Hanif, for Uddin, a restaurant worker, said he accepted alcohol was also a factor in the offences. He had used steroids for a number of years in bodybuilding and they had changed his behaviour.
The solicitor continued: “He would say these steroids have made him slightly mental. He says he needs some help to curb his anger. He assures me now he no longer takes steroids because of side effects. He fully accepts what he has done is wrong, it’s out of order.”anabolic steroids > Don Hooton > roid rage > steroids > Taylor Hooton Foundation