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.



Former Miss Universe to be first Filipina to get Madame Tussauds statue

Updated 24 September 2018
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Former Miss Universe to be first Filipina to get Madame Tussauds statue

Former Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, will become the first Filipina to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

“When I found out, I was so excited. I couldn't believe it! In my head, this is something that only happens to big stars,” Wurtzbach told Philippines local daily, Rappler.

The statue will be unveiled in early 2019.

Madame Tussauds first opened in London and has since opened several museums all over the world, housing wax figures of prominent historical figures and contemporary celebrities.