A FATHER left with a fractured skull was run over by his son, some of his alleged attackers claimed.

But prosecutors say CCTV footage clearly showed Ashraf Dawood being set upon by four men, Preston Crown Court was told.

His son Qadir Dawood had careered around the corner in his Seat Leon and, after seeing his father lying in the street, crashed his car into a garage.

Interviewed by police later, Iblal Iqbal and Mudasar Zafar insisted the car had struck Ashraf Dawood, causing the serious injury.

Jeremy Grout-Smith, prosecuting, told jurors the elder Dawood had gone to make enquiries after his son was punched in the face by Iqbal. He was then attacked by four men. His son arrived on the scene minutes later and was set upon also.

Iblal Iqbal, 32, of Hyndburn Street, Accrington, who denies causing GBH to the father, also claims one of Qadir's friend was responsible for torching a car and damaging a family home.

His brother Abubakir Iqbal, 29, of Countess Street, Accrington, who denies causing GBH to both men, says he was dealing with the damage incident and was not present. Zafar, also of Countess Street, and Ghulam Ghous, 36, of Persia Street, Accrington, who deny causing GBH to the father, accept they were there but insist they were not part of any violence. The trial continues.