The moment a $280,000 Ferrari is crushed because UK police believed it was ‘probably’ stolen

Yes that’s a Ferrari being crushed (YouTube)
Updated 20 March 2018
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The moment a $280,000 Ferrari is crushed because UK police believed it was ‘probably’ stolen

CAIRO: A recently released video by British police shows the moment a $280,360 Ferrari was crushed after police confiscated it from its owner because they thought it could be stolen.

In March last year, Zahid Khan famously once parked the Ferrari 458 Spider on the pavement outside a court at which he was taking part in a trial.

Weeks later, the supercar was seized by police, suspecting it was stolen.

Khan, a rogue landlord, said he had bought it from a large auction company and had official Ferrari parts fitted and that it was all legal.

However, British reports said he failed to show the proper paperwork.

Although he went back to court with papers proving he owned the car, he was told that it had already been destroyed.

Police said the car did not have valid insurance and was officially classed as being unroadworthy, meaning the shell has to be destroyed.

Now, a video has been released of the car being crushed. It shows a crane crushing through the car’s back and roof, lifting it in the air and dropping it several times, before it was finally crushed.

Khan insisted he was the rightful owner and sourced all the parts used in the car from official sources, according to UK national The Sun.

“The millionaire businessman revealed that he had spent hundreds of thousands of pounds revamping the Ferrari before it was seized,” the paper added.

He says he is now planning on taking legal action after obtaining footage from the police.



Images of a father carrying his disabled son during graduation in Yemen tugs at the heart strings

Updated 19 April 2018
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Images of a father carrying his disabled son during graduation in Yemen tugs at the heart strings

  • Yemeni journalist and photographer Farouk Muqbel took footage of an elderly father in Sanaa

In video footage that will pull at the heart strings of even the most hardened, a proud father can be seen giving his disabled son a piggyback during his graduation ceremony in Yemen.  

The inspiring moment of the elderly man and his son was captured by Yemeni photojournalist Farouk Muqbel, who was filming the graduation ceremony of the Al-Noor Center for the Care and Rehabilitation of the Blind in Sanaa on Wednesday.

The father’s pride can be clearly seen as he carried his son who was graduating from secondary school.

The Al-Noor center was founded in 1967 and serves over 200 students, mostly children, who have visual disabilities.

The center’s manager told Human Rights Watch in 2016 that when the conflict started on March 26, 2015, the Houthis militia set up an office on the ground floor of the kindergarten building and placed guards at the compound’s entrance.