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.



Headscarved Malaysian girl wows with freestyle football skills

In this photograph taken on July 11, 2018, female football freestyler Qhouirunnisa' Endang Wahyudi, 18, performs a chest stall at a park in Klang, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. (AFP)
Updated 15 July 2018
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Headscarved Malaysian girl wows with freestyle football skills

  • The teenager started freestyle football in 2016, training and learning tricks by watching videos on YouTube
  • Many Muslim women in the country don the traditional hijab and loose-fitting clothing in line with Islamic requirements of modesty

KLANG, Malaysia: The slick freestyle football moves of a Malaysian Muslim girl have boosted her into the spotlight in a country where the sport is dominated by men.
Sporting a headscarf, Qhouirunnisa’ Endang Wahyudi executed deft moves, juggling the ball before balancing it on her soles and later on her forehead.
“The headscarf is not an obstacle,” the 18-year-old student told AFP at a park in Klang, a city about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of the capital Kuala Lumpur.
“It’s normal. It’s just how you handle it.”
In freestyle football, players use all parts of their body to perform often acrobatic tricks with the ball.
More than 60 percent of Malaysia’s 32 million people are Muslims. Many Muslim women in the country don the traditional hijab and loose-fitting clothing in line with Islamic requirements of modesty.
Islam does not stop women from playing sports, Qhouirunnisa’ said. The teenager started freestyle football in 2016, training and learning tricks by watching videos on YouTube.
“With freestyle, you can be free as long as you don’t show (your body),” Qhouirunnisa’ said, adding that she has the full support of her family.
Football is one of the most popular sports in Malaysia, despite the national men’s team being ranked a dismal 171st in the world. Fans across the country often watch matches live on TV well past midnight, cheering foreign teams in competitions like the World Cup.
“Freestyle in Malaysia is mostly (practiced by) men,” Qhouirunnisa’ said, but added that girls in the country were becoming more interested in it.
She trains four to five days a week, balancing, kicking and juggling the ball for up to three hours in every session.
Her freestyle tricks have a growing online audience: her Instagram account has more than 72,000 followers.
Qhouirunnisa’ hopes to one day meet her idol, teenage French freestyle star Lisa Zimouche.
“Being a woman is not an obstacle,” she said. “You can be active in sports.”