October 3, 2017
Let’s not be Islamophobic and jump to conclusions here; I’m sure this was just some consensual perverted sex fetish.
Shafak Abbas was approached by specialist firearms officers as he sat in his gold Mercedes on a residential street in east London.
When questioned the driver admitted that he was not insured for his vehicle but police grew suspicious about his behaviour and decided to search the car.
Abbas then told them that a 26-year-old woman, who was known to him, was locked in the boot.
Officers opened the boot and found the distressed victim inside crying.
Footage captured on a body-camera worn by one of the officers also shows the discovery of a BB gun in the car’s footwell.
Abbas was arrested at the scene in April and later charged with kidnap, driving whilst disqualified, no insurance and possession of a firearm.
He was handed a 15-month prison sentence yesterday following a four-day trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
The real issue here is he had a deadly weapon.
Nobody needs a tactical Red Rider.