Dramatic moment police catch gang 30 minutes after they beat up nightclub reveller and wrestled £65,000 designer watch from his wrist as they are jailed for 11 years
The victim had left a nightclub in Birmingham city centre just before 4am on April 21 when a man approached him and demanded to talk, refusing to let him walk away.The victim had left a nightclub in Birmingham city centre just before 4am on April 21 when a man approached him and demanded to talk.
Three teenagers who used fake Grindr profiles to carry out robberies and homophobic assaults have been Muhammad Umar, Mohammed Sohail Khan and Qaasim Ahmad, all 18, used the gay dating app to lure four men on Image caption Muhammad Umar was jailed for 11 years and three months.
years after luring gay men they met on Grindr into a city park before robbing and humiliating The four victims were left fearing for their life after the teens tied them up, urinated on them and Qaasim Ahmad, 18, of Heather Road, Small Heath, was found guilty of those charges and also
Three homophobic thugs who lured gay men onto dates using Grindr then beat and robbed them have been jailed for more than 10 years each after one of the victim's blood was found on a coat.
Mohammed Sohail Khan, Qaasim Ahmad and Muhammad Umar, all 18, set up fake profiles on the app and posed as gay men wanting a date.
Between January and March this year the trio tricked four men into meeting them in Bordesley Green, Birmingham.
When the victims turned up for their dates the men were then forced onto wasteland where they were attacked and robbed.
The thugs also humiliated their victims by spitting on them and shouting homophobic comments at them while one had a screwdriver held up against his eyeball.
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The men had been kidnapped, robbed and beaten when they showed up at the apartment after responding to a fake Grindr post seeking gay men for dates, police say. Five other men also were held and robbed under similar circumstances, according to federal prosecutors. One victim was smeared
The first attack happened on January 5 and three further reports of attacks were made on March 18, 24 and 29, sparking a major police manhunt.
But the gang were nailed after one of the victims told police he was spat on during his terrifying ordeal. The forensic tests on his coat provided a DNA match to Umar.
He was arrested in Bordesley Green along with two other teens, who were later released without charge.
Khan and Ahmad were quickly identified as suspects and were arrested at their homes on March 30.
Khan, of Hay Mills, and Umar, of Bordesley Green, admitted conspiracy to burgle and to rob and false imprisonment.
Ahmad, of Small Heath, Birmingham, was found guilty of all three crimes following a 13-day trial.
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thugs who robbed a man at knife-point before ordering him to TWERK to gangster rap are jailed . Jailing Khan and Higgins for three years and nine months each at Nottingham Crown Court on 'The victim was humiliated and put in fear throughout the ordeal, so I am happy that the offenders have
They then hog-tied the victims ' hands and feet together with dirty clothes and and an electrical 'This is one of the most brutal, heinous and upsetting things I've ever seen in my 27 years of law Miner later admitted that they four believed the men had carried 'lot of money' and that they were planning
On Wednesday they were jailed for a total of 37 years and 11 months at Birmingham Crown Court.
Ahmad and Khan were each jailed for 13 years and four months while Umar was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison.
In a victim impact statement, one of the victims said: 'Since my attack the impact of what happened has taken many forms, first was the shock of being knocked to the ground, then the terror of being bound and threatened with being stabbed.
'As the punches hit my head and face I was expecting to be stabbed at any moment, it felt like hours as I was forced to lay face down in the dirt with my hands and legs bound not knowing if I would ever see my family again.'
Another said: 'Every time something reminds me of the attack, it takes me to a bad place and it affects my sleep.
'I have ongoing bad dreams particular about the moment of despair I felt at one point during the attack where I thought I would die in a horrible way.
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'It is the memory of the fear of having that screwdriver rammed in my eye, that moment where the young man was threatening to do that.
'During the past six months there have been regular moments where I am taken back to that place.
'It can be watching television and seeing some violent scene in a drama or hearing about attacks on the news.'
The court heard a wealth of evidence was found on phones belonging to the thugs linking them to the robberies.
Blood belonging to one of their victim's was found on the sleeve of a £500 Canada Goose coat found in Ahmad's bedroom.
CCTV also captured the gang using their victim's bank cards at ATMs and in shops.
All three will be subject to an extended licence period due to the severity of their crimes - which were treated as a homophobic hate crime.
Police believe the gang may have robbed more victims who are too scared to speak out and have appealed for them to come forward.
After the case, Detective Chief Inspector Ian Ingram, of West Midlands Police, said: 'This was a calculated series of robberies with Khan, Ahmad and Umar deliberately targeting gay men via the dating app Grindr, because they believed they were vulnerable, easy targets.
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The pair had used the gay dating app Grindr to lure four different victims to an area where they were able to assault and rob them of their possessions, one of the victims also The man was able to give a detailed description to police of the two attackers, who were then placed into custody on Thursday.
Rahmat Sulemani died five days after being found hanged at his apartment. It came a decade after But police were called to his home on March 20 after he contacted neighbours informing them of his Rahmat has become another victim of this honour killing.' Sources said he had attempted suicide on
'My team gathered compelling evidence against the trio - who in police interview showed no remorse for what they had done, and seemingly had no grasp of the trauma they had subjected their victim to.
'I know it took the four victims in this case a huge amount of bravery and courage to come forward and support the criminal justice process through to trial - and I commend them for doing so.
'Their evidence enabled us to launch a full scale investigation and a build a strong case, which ultimately brought the offenders to justice, and has undoubtedly prevented many other people from becoming a victim.
'Unfortunately we suspect the defendants may have committed other offences before they were arrested, and many victims may not have reported what happened to them to police.'
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