Fugitive fraudster Zahid Khan who fled to Dubai to avoid a 10-year jail term is suing West Midlands Police for crushing his £200,000 Ferrari.
The brazen conman, who has served NO prison time after being found guilty of a number plate scam, lodged his extraordinary claim against the force on February 4.
Khan made headlines when he parked the supercar on the pavement by the steps of Birmingham Crown Court in April 2017 – it was later seized by police.
A month later Khan appeared in court to try to prove he had bought the vehicle legally – only to be told that it had already been destroyed.
West Midlands Police said the Ferrari was crushed because it had no valid insurance and was a Category B vehicle – which are officially classed as unroadworthy, meaning the shell has to be destroyed.
The 35-year-old was later convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud, perverting the course of justice and concealing and converting criminal property in relation to a number plate scam, where he would register existing plates with the DVLA under his own name to sell them on.
Khan was later jailed in his absence after he fled to Dubai back in the summer of 2018.
He has also been hit with a confiscation order totalling £116,319 under the Proceeds of Crime Act and must serve an extra 14 months in prison if he does not comply with the order.
While Khan remains in Dubai and has served NO prison-time over the number plate scam – It has now been revealed that the millionaire is to sue police over the crushing of his car.
Speaking from Dubai, Khan, 35 told the Mail Online : “I have now started proceedings against West Midlands Police for their unlawful conduct in relation to my Ferrari 458 spider worth 200k.”
Shortly after leaving the UK, Khan then posted a video appearing to show him smash up a £30,000 gold Rolex.
And just last year he filmed himself flying a plane over Dubai and stroking his pet Siberian tiger cub.
British police believe they have tracked down his bolthole and he now faces extradition back to the UK. With his time as a fugitive now seemingly running out, Khan lodged his extraordinary claim against West Midlands Police for the unlawful destruction of his Ferrari.
A Notice of Issue was sent to the force on February 4 and the case is now with London County Court.
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “Zahid Khan has previously lodged a letter of claim directly with the force which has already been denied. We have now received notification he has issued proceedings before the court, we will respond to the claim via the court process in due course.”