Drug dealer from Burnley stabbed wife with scissors
A THUG who terrorised his wife in a year-long campaign was also dealing hard drugs on the streets, it has been revealed.
Jealous Jubel Miah, 21, was jailed for 16 weeks after he put the victim through ‘12 months of hell’.
Burnley magistrates had earlier heard how he had gashed her tongue, kicked and punched her, inflicted black eyes and battered her confidence.
He had also insisted she wear a full face veil, recorded her movements and was enraged when a male doctor treated her after she gave birth.
The victim finally escaped after he subjected her to a sustained attack on September 17, in which he stabbed her with scissors and hit her with an iron weight.
Just two days after the brutal assault, he was out selling drugs and was arrested in a brand new BMW.
The prosecution had told the earlier hearing that Miah had been dealing drugs at the same time, but it could not be reported as he had been charged but had not entered a plea in court.
But, on Monday, Miah, who was already a convicted street dealer, of heroin, owned up to trading in the drug again, over nine months, at Burnley Crown Court. He is now facing a long stretch behind bars.
The defendant, of Merton Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and cannabis with intent to supply on January 10 and possessing heroin with intent on September 19. He was remanded in custody for sentence on November 4, after Recorder Philip Parry said he wanted police to look at the 63-reg BMW he was found in, which was seized on September 19, along with three mobile phones found in the car and a SIM card discovered on him.
The defendant claimed he had been selling Class A drugs for somebody else to pay off a debt and the BMW was hired by another person and provided for him.
It is not the first time Miah has been involved in dealing hard drugs. In June 2010, he was sent to a Young Offenders Institution for a year, after admitting possessing heroin with intent to supply.
The crown court had heard then how Miah had more than £1,000 stashed away in a safe in his bedroom.
He was found with 36 wraps of heroin in his trouser waistband when police stopped a car he was a passenger in for speeding. The defendant’s mobile phone had been analysed and drug dealing text messages found on it.
The hearing had been told by the prosecution that Miah was a street dealer, but he had claimed to police the drugs were for his own, personal use and the money was from selling SIM cards.
Miah also has a previous conviction for robbery.