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Tradie ‘attacked his neighbours with a spirit level’ during a brawl in Punchbowl, Sydney

Shocking moment a tradie ‘attacked his neighbours with a spirit level’ during out-of-control brawl in an underground carpark

  • Qutaiba Mehmood, 26, and his housemate Ali Ahmed were returning to their unit
  • Footage showed the alleged attacker swinging a spirit level at neighbours
  • Mr Mehmood suffered a broken arm, broken wrist and minor head injuries

A tradesman has been filmed allegedly attacking his neighbours with construction tools in a frightening brawl in the underground car park of an apartment complex.

Qutaiba Mehmood, 26, and his housemate Ali Ahmed were returning to their unit in Punchbowl, in Sydney’s west, at about 4.30 on Saturday afternoon when they noticed their neighbour in the basement.

The 43-year-old asked the pair why they were ‘staring’ at him before he allegedly punched Mr Ahmed in the mouth, who then started to record the shocking scene.

Pictured: Assaad allegedly wielding a spirit level at neighbours in an apartment car park

In the footage, the man could allegedly be seen swinging the spirit level – a construction tool used to determine whether a surface is flat – aggressively at his neighbours.

A young girl winced as she watched the bloody scene unfold, before Mr Mehmood intervened yelling ‘stop it’.

Police told Daily Mail Australia the 26-year-old was then allegedly ‘struck several times in the face’, before he was allegedly hit in the forearm and the leg.  

A young girl (pictured left) winced as she watched the bloody scene unfold, before Mr Mehmood intervened yelling 'stop it'

A young girl (pictured left) winced as she watched the bloody scene unfold, before Mr Mehmood intervened yelling ‘stop it’ 

Pictured: Alleged attacker and Mr Mehmood

Pictured: Mr Mehmood confronting the alleged attacker

Mr Mehmood tried to intervene  and was allegedly hit with the spirit level. He suffered a broken arm

The housemates, bruised and bloodied from the alleged altercation, eventually retreated into the stairwell to escape the man’s alleged wrath. 

Mr Mehmood, who is a Pakistani blogger, had surgery to fix a broken and wrist, arm and told 9 News: ‘My arm was bleeding and I couldn’t feel it.’

‘I lost my consciousness and I lost a lot of blood,’ he said.

The alleged attacker was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault, affray, armed with intent commit indictable offence, destroy or damage property, and stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm.

The housemates eventually retreated into the stairwell to escape their neighbour's alleged wrath

The housemates eventually retreated into the stairwell to escape their neighbour’s alleged wrath

Mr Mehmood (pictured) feared going back home, but his neighbour was ordered to move house and has been banned from going within 100m of the complex

Mr Mehmood (pictured) feared going back home, but his neighbour was ordered to move house and has been banned from going within 100m of the complex

He pleaded not guilty to all charges, claiming he acted in self-defense, and appeared in Paramatta Local Court on Sunday.

According to 9 News, he was granted conditional bail after his brother handed over $10,000.

Mr Mehmood feared going back home, but his neighbour was ordered to move house and has been banned from going within 100m of the complex. 

The alleged attacker (pictured) pleaded not guilty to all charges, claiming he acted in self-defense, and appeared in Paramatta Local Court on Sunday

The alleged attacker (pictured) pleaded not guilty to all charges, claiming he acted in self-defense, and appeared in Paramatta Local Court on Sunday

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