The video shows the dramatic moment when a Muslim-driven car ploughs into clubbers on a packed dance floor in an alleged attempt to cause ‘carnage and death’. Mohammed Abdul is at the wheel of the Suzuki Vitara which can be seen careering down an alleyway towards a marquee at the rear of Blake’s nightclub in Gravesend, Kent.
Daily Mail(h/t Chris B) Just a few minutes earlier the 21-year-old had been thrown out by doormen for being drunk, Maidstone Crown Court heard. The court was told he allegedly threatened staff that he would return to kill them and ‘shut the place down’. The nightspot had a 600-strong crowd.
After arguing with bouncers and ending up on the ground, he is captured walking off before returning in his Vitara just before midnight. The footage shows him pulling up in front of the club in Queen Street. As staff approach, he manouevres into the tight space.
One doorman, who told Maidstone Crown Court he feared the occupant had a gun, managed to open the driver’s door before the vehicle is alleged to have accelerated at speed down the alleyway running adjacent to the main nightclub building. Desperate staff can be seen trying to stop the Vitara as it careers through closed metal gates and into a smoking area.
Clubbers can be seen diving to safety, with one young woman who had fallen to the ground and in the car’s direct path was shown being dragged to safety in the nick of time.
Headlights can be seen at the entrance before the car ploughs onto the dancefloor, hitting unsuspecting revellers in a way described by one witness as ‘like dominoes’, the court heard. Abdul then reverses back to the entrance before finally coming to a halt. His car was then said to have been ‘swarmed’ by angry and upset clubbers, the court heard.