Woman, 70, slapped man in the face, sparking a mass brawl in which chairs were thrown around like a “pack of animals”.

Margaret Docherty, 70, Lindsey Pollard, 42, Umar Ashiq, 31, and Akib Iqbal, 25, have all been convicted in court of their involvement in the mass brawl in Rochdale, in Greater Manchester

Lindsey Pollard (left) and Margaret Ann Docherty have been charged with having an affair
Lindsey Pollard (left) and Margaret Ann Docherty have been charged with having an affair

A 70-year-old woman slapped a man in the face, sparking a mass brawl like a “pack of animals.”

Margaret Docherty, 70, and Lindsey Pollard, 42, were both at a party with 31-year-old Umar Ashiq to celebrate a neighbour’s 40th birthday.

A court heard they had been drinking outside residential buildings in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, in September 2020.

Akib Iqbal, 25, went to one of the apartments with Madasar Iqbal, who shared his house and was previously in a relationship with Mr Ashiq.

As they passed the gathering, Madasar made a comment to the group about Ashiq’s wife that sparked the “disgusting” display of violence.

Madasar appeared separately at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court to stand trial for assault and racketeering in connection with his attack on Docherty’s son Manchester evening news reports.







Lindsey Pollard, 41, and Margaret Ann Docherty, 70, leave Minshull Street Court
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Then the court heard that everyone involved had been drinking the night before the incident, which began just before 11:10 p.m.

After both members of the Iqbal family returned to the apartment, Docherty decided to confront Madasar’s partner over her words

Docherty then hit Madasar with such force that he fell backwards into his apartment before she returned to the party.

Prosecutor Roger Brown said this sparked a much larger incident after both members of the Iqbal family returned to the party minutes later, sparking a massive brawl.

Madasar can be seen on CCTV footage raising his shirt and displaying a gun before footage shows the gathering descending into chaos.







Akib Iqbal, 24, (L) leaves the court
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Docherty and her son arm themselves with chairs before throwing them and smashing several windows.

Pollard, meanwhile, rushed towards Madasar’s partner, grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the ground.

She was repeatedly attacked, while Docherty landed “at least ten” punches to her head.

Ashiq also kicked her twice while she was on the ground shortly after throwing a large metal object at the fight.







Akib Iqbal, 24, appeared in court with others
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Mr Brown said Madasar rushed to Docherty’s son and attacked him with a gun in the back of the head, leaving him badly injured.

Iqbal can be seen on CCTV holding a plank as a weapon and once stepping on Docherty’s son Pollard.

Pollard and Madasar were all taken to hospital for treatment after the attack.

Fortunately, Madasar’s partner was not seriously injured in the attack.

Adam White, defending Iqbal, said: “Everybody had too much to drink and honestly it was like a pack of animals it was a shame.







Pensioner Margaret Ann Docherty 70 (R) with Lindsey Pollard (L) was spared from jail after a “disgraceful” brawl
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Lindsey Pollard, 41 after sentencing
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“This is a situation that my client is not that familiar with and he is still working, married, has a child on the way and a young child who is now several months old so he has seriously grown up since that incident become.”

Damian Zelazowski, defending Docherty, reiterated how sorry she was for the acts she committed after she “lost her temper”.

Adam Watkins, defending Ashiq, asked the court to be lenient towards his client due to his past good character and the fact that his involvement in the fight was relatively brief, lasting only “ten seconds”.

Gwen Henshaw, who defended Pollard, told the court that her client’s five-year-old daughter would be taken into custody if her mother went to prison.

She also asked leniency for the mother, who has a mental health issue and has been hit by a past of domestic violence and “tragedies with another child”.







The couple were among four who escaped from prison
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Margaret Ann Docherty was charged with affair
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Judge Savill issued suspended sentences to all four defendants and ordered that they all attend rehabilitation days and either do unpaid work or observe a curfew.

He said: “This rather shameful episode of disorder was limited to those who have been charged and those related to them.

“I have absolutely no idea what you thought you were going to do that night.

Addressing Pollard individually, he said: “Maybe you all deserve to go to jail.

“It seems to me that this court is in a sense forced to stay the sentence because of the devastating effect of taking you into custody, for your five-year-old daughter.

“She would be snatched away from you and thrown into the foster system.”

All four defendants admitted to one charge of racketeering.

Iqbal was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 12 months, and sentenced to 30 days of rehabilitation and 150 hours of unpaid labor.

Ashiq was also sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 12 months, and sentenced to 10 days of rehabilitation and 100 hours of unpaid labor.

Docherty, meanwhile, was sentenced to 10 months in prison, suspended for 12 months and ordered to serve 15 days of rehabilitation and to adhere to an electronically monitored curfew between 8pm and 7am for three months.

Pollard was sentenced to a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to serve 30 days of rehabilitation with a 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. curfew for three months.

Her lockdown will be lifted for 10 days in July to allow her to go on holiday to Spain with her daughter before continuing the 12-week countdown thereafter.

Both women will receive harm reduction, which will be considered by the courts in the event of possible violations.

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