A man has appeared in court for allegedly attacking a family friend after believing he was having an affair with his sister-in-law.

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Mahomed Rafiq, 60, took revenge on Ayub Lambat by allegedly throwing chilli powder into his eyes before slicing open his nostrils and then threatening to chop off his penis.

The alleged attack happened as the victim, Mr Lambat, went outside his home to fetch something from his car boot.

As he leaned into the boot of his car he was approached by someone and suddenly felt a burning sensation.

Mr Lambat, who claimed he was not having an affair with the woman, told the court: ‘It was red chilli powder.’

‘My left eye was on fire and I could hardly see through the right eye.

‘He was saying he was going to sort me out.’

He then claims he ran into to his kitchen to rinse his eyes but Mr Rafiq followed him with a pair of pliers.

Mr Lambat said: ‘He grabbed my beard in one hand and was trying to hurt me in my groin area with the pliers,’

‘He said ‘I’m going to cut your d**k off.’ He was out of control.’

‘He grabbed the inner part of my nose with the pliers, with two hands. I fell on my back and he wasn’t letting go of the pliers. I retaliated and hit him a couple of times.

‘He let go and I think I lost a bit of consciousness, blood was everywhere.’

Mr Rafiq claimed in court he acted in self-defence after Mr Lambat dragged him inside the house.


He also said he approached Mr Lambat to have a ‘peaceful’ conversation but was met with violence and only used the pliers to get away from Mr Lambat.

He denies causing actual bodily harm and is awaiting a verdict at Leicester Crown Court.

Update: Mahomed Rafiq has been found guilty of causing actual bodily harm to Ayub Lamba and granted bail to prepare a pre-sentence report.