A Huddersfield man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after admitting to blackmailing and harassing a female victim over a two-year period. Amaan Hussain, a 21-year-old resident of Huddersfield, received his sentence at Leeds Crown Court on May 30th, 2023.

Between 2018 and 2020, Hussain subjected his victim to a series of incidents, including blackmail and harassment. The court was informed that he had extorted money from his victim while making threats that caused her to fear for her own safety and the safety of her family.

In 2020, the victim reported the matter to the police, leading to an investigation by Kirklees detectives specialising in such cases. Following the investigation, Hussain was arrested in December 2020 and subsequently charged with the offences.

Police Constable Umar Asmal, who handled the investigation on behalf of Kirklees Police, expressed satisfaction with the court’s decision, stating, “We welcome the sentencing of Amaan Hussain at court for what was a sustained campaign of blackmail and harassment against his victim. I hope the victim and her family can take comfort from the sentence imposed on Hussain.”

Detective Sergeant Magee from Kirklees District Police emphasised the commitment of safeguarding officers to thoroughly investigate all reported offences and ensure that victims are treated with compassion and their needs prioritised throughout the investigation. DS Magee also encouraged victims of similar offences to come forward, assuring them of both investigation and the necessary support.

With Amaan Hussain now serving a prison sentence, it is hoped that his victim can find solace and begin to rebuild her life free from the torment he inflicted upon her.