Police stopped kidnapper’s car for no insurance and found a woman in his boot
A kidnapper who was pulled over for driving without insurance has been jailed after police found a woman locked in the boot of his car.
Londoner Shafak Abbas, 24, was quizzed by police who grew suspicious due to his evasive answers. Commuters face chaos this week with massive strikes on tube and rail They then found a BB gun in the footwell of his car and then he admitted what was in the boot.
When officers opened the gold Mercedes boot they found the 26-year-old victim, who Abbas knew, crying and distressed. However, Abbas still denied the kidnap in court despite the officers wearing bodycams.
Abbas had already been disqualified from driving at Brighton Magistrates Court last year (Credit: PA) He was jailed yesterday for 15 months after a jury found him guilty of kidnap following a four-day trial.
Detective Constable Chris Bailey said: ‘Body Worn Video evidence has greatly assisted us in securing this conviction.
Man attacked by 'gang' of angry pigs he said were 'looking for trouble' ‘We will not tolerate violence and will do everything in our power to secure a prosecution and to ensure that justice is done.’
Abbas, of Wickford Street, Bethnal Green, had already been disqualified from driving by Brighton Magistrates’ Court on June 10, 2016 for two years.
Specialist firearms police after they spotted his stationary vehicle in a residential street in Canary Wharf, east London, at midday on April 18.
He was arrested on suspicion of kidnap, firearms offences, and driving offences and later charged with kidnap, driving whilst disqualified, no insurance and possession of a firearm.
Abbas has been also disqualified from driving until June 8, 2021.