Muhammed Raza used his BMW as a weapon and mowed down a man during a fight has been jailed for 14 years.

Victim Waqar Kurshaid, 24, suffered a major brain injury and multiple fractures when Muhammad Raza hit him with his car.

The incident happened on June 18 in Ravenhurst Road, Highgate, after an “escalating war of words and criminal acts” between two sides of raza family.

Muhammad Raza, 45, was previously found guilty of grievous body harm with intent following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

The court was told Raza came under attack from the occupants of a Ford Focus.

Raza fled at the time but later returned with his younger brother but they were outnumbered by up to 20 men.

So Raza drove at speed to hit the men on the other side, hitting Mr Kurshad while two others managed to escape.

Mr Kurshad spent two weeks in ICU after suffering brain injuries and multiple fractures.

Passing sentence, Judge Kristina Montgomery QC said Raza was afraid and, realising he was outnumbered, “changed the odds” in his favour by using his car.

She told him: “I accept your fear was genuine but this situation could have been avoided.

“Your manpower was inadequate but you decided to change the odds into your favour and used the BMW as a weapon.

“You set your vehicle’s course for the group of men on the periphery of the action.

“You drove at speed. It was fortunate that two managed to sidestep your vehicle but you did not deviate or brake.

“It was obvious you would strike Mr Kurshad and you propelled his body in the air and behind your vehicle, where you left it as you drove away.”

Raza had bought weapons to the scene which he disposed later.

Judge Montgomery added had Raza shown no remorse the confrontation would have terrified everyone.

David Mason QC, defending, said there was a lack of premeditation and went on: “He was trying to stop the attack on his family, including his son.”

After the hearing a friend of Mr Kurshad told media that Mr Kurshad has been in comma for a fortnight and would need years or rehabilitation and therapy to be able to live a normal live.

He added Kurshad was a great footballer and is now left with permanent scars and a metal rod in his leg and will never be able to play football again.

“He has been through hell and back.

“Even after coming out of the coma he will need an enormous amount of rehab to get his body functioning again.

“It’s a miracle he’s still here.”