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Canterbury robber Mohammed Kobir Uddin locked up for chilling attack with brother just days after release from jail

29 January 2014
by Paul Hooper

A Canterbury man teamed up with his brother to carry out a terrifying attack... just nine days after a parole board ruled he was safe to be released from jail.

Mohammed Kobir Uddin, of Wincheap, had been given an indeterminate sentence in 2006 for a nasty robbery.

That meant the 32-year-old would remain locked up until the authorities ruled he no longer posed a threat to society.

Mohammed Kobir Uddin, 32, has been given an eight-year extended jail sentence

Mohammed Kobir Uddin, 32, has been given an eight-year extended jail sentence


But less than two weeks after gaining his freedom, he joined younger brother Mohamed Dobir Uddin, 26, to enforce a debt.

The pair tricked victim Parwaz Dilsoz inside their car and then drove him around Folkestone making threats to kill.

His 15-minute ordeal only ended when he tried to jump from the moving vehicle... and eventually crawled on his hands and knees into the arms of a police officer.

And when police raided Dobir's home in Ashford they found a shotgun, live cartridges and 250 "deals" of crack cocaine.

Kobir, who was returned to prison under the old sentence, was given an eight-year extended jail sentence - which includes an immediate five-year term. He was convicted of false imprisonment.

Brother Mohamed Dobir Uddin, 26, was jailed for 14 years

Brother Mohamed Dobir Uddin, 26, was jailed for 14 years



Dobir, who was convicted of the same charge and having a shotgun, cartridges and the Class A drugs, was jailed for 14 years.

A jury at Canterbury Crown Court heard how in December 2012 the brothers held Mr Dilsoz against his will and assaulted him.

Prosecutor Ed Fowler said Dobir went to the home of Mr Dilsoz after a falling out between them.

"It opened while we were driving and I put my leg out of the door while Kabir was holding my throat and beating me..." - victim of the Uddin brothers 

"At first all seemed friendly and the two shook hands and Dobir then asked him to get into his car which he did," he said.

But in the car, the brothers began arguing with him and threatened to drive him to London and kill him.

Mr Fowler added: "Fortunately Mr Dilsoz saw a policeman as they were driving round and he was now in fear for his life. He managed to kick the door open as Dobir climbed over and grabbed him by the throat.

"Mr Dilsoz was trying to get out of the car even though it was moving and he was being punched. By now he was desperately struggling and managed to get out.

"Police officers then arrived and could see someone's leg poking out of the door and one of them shouted: 'Police, what are you doing?'

"Kobir then stood up and Mr Dilsoz then crawled out of the car and explained to the officers that he had been held against his will. He was later taken to hospital."

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

The victim, speaking through an interpreter, told the jury: "I got into the car and Kobir grabbed me and told Dobs to drive off.

"Kobir was asking for between £520 and £560, but they didn't tell me what for. I was holding my phone intending to dial 999, but I didn't get a chance to dial.

"I tried very hard to open the door, but at first it wouldn't open. But next time it opened while we were driving and I put my leg out of the door while Kabir was holding my throat and beating me.

"When I got out of the car they tried to get me back inside. I was screaming."

Judge Simon James sits at Canterbury Crown Court

Judge Simon James sits at Canterbury Crown Court

Judge Simon James told the brothers the debt by Dilsoz was "in some way associated with drugs".

He said: "You then subjected your victim to a terrifying ordeal, taking him in a car to various parts of Folkestone. He was threatened that he would be killed and you told him you intended to take him to London where his body would be dumped.

"Such was the victim's fear that he sought to escape by jumping from a moving car, thereby injuring himself further.

"Once outside the car you continued to restrain him until he literally crawled on hands and knees into the arms of the police.

"Neither of you has shown any remorse and you clearly consider yourself above the law."


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