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Mohammed Abdul who ploughed his car into Blake's Nightclub will banned from the road for two years after he has served his sentence

By Lynn Cox

A clubber who was jailed for 28 years after ploughing his car on to a packed dance floor at a club will be banned from driving for two years after he's released from prison.

Mohammed Abdul, 21, drove the car into Blakes nightclub in Gravesend in a drink and drug-fuelled rage and will have to serve a two-year driving ban once he's released.

Abdul ploughed the car onto a packed dance floor and was jailed last week for 28 years after being found guilty of two counts of attempted murder.

Mohammed Abdul. Picture: Kent Police.
Mohammed Abdul. Picture: Kent Police.

The jury at his retrial at Maidstone Crown Court heard that Abdul, of Deptford, said he felt "humiliated" after being ejected by bouncers at the club in Queen Street, in March 2017.

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb, fixed the period he would be disqualified from the road at London's Blackfriars Crown Court on yesterday.

Abdul is now disqualified from driving on two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, to which he had previously pleaded guilty to.

The judge said it took into account the time he is to serve for the attempted murders and also the year he had spent on remand awaiting sentence.

Blake's nightclub in Queen Street, Gravesend
Blake's nightclub in Queen Street, Gravesend

She reduced the original extension of his disqualification from 16 years to 14 years.

Abdul, who only had a provisional licence at the time he carried out the crime appeared at the London court via video link:

The judge told him he would be banned for the two-year period, but it will be 14 years from yesterday.

Abdul had drunk at least 15 glasses of vodka, tequila shots and had "five to 10 spliffs" of cannabis before getting behind the wheel of his Suzuki Vitara, the retrial heard.

CCTV shows Mohammed Abdul driving his Suzuki Vitara at Blake's nightclub in Gravesend. Picture: Kent Police
CCTV shows Mohammed Abdul driving his Suzuki Vitara at Blake's nightclub in Gravesend. Picture: Kent Police

Bouncers ejected him for being too drunk but he refused to leave and threatened to kill them before returning 10 minutes later with his car - injuring eight people.

The door staff were later commended by the judge for their selfless actions.

His actions left 18-year-old Katie Wells with a fractured pelvis and cameraman Pierre Jermaine Joseph, who had gone to the club to film grime rapper Giggs, with a fractured shinbone.

Katie Wells, 18, from Gravesend
Katie Wells, 18, from Gravesend

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb, during last week's sentencing, branded his attempts to dodge responsibility for the crime as "shameful", telling the court the victims could have easily been killed in the attack.

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