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Clubber who drove car onto dance floor injuring eight jailed for 28 years

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A disgruntled clubber who drove his car onto a packed dance floor after being chucked out by bouncers has been jailed for 28 years.

Mohammed Abdul, 21, said he felt "humiliated" after being ejected from Blake's nightclub in Gravesend, Kent, on March 17 last year, and returned later with his vehicle.

Abdul, of Deptford in south-east London, said he only intended to "make a nuisance if himself to get his own back on the door staff".

Mohammed Abdul has been jailed for 28 years Credit: Kent Police

He was convicted of two counts of attempted murder by jurors following his re-trial at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday.

CCTV footage from inside the club showed Abdul driving his Suzuki Vitara past bouncers, coursing down an alleyway packed with clubbers before later ploughing into the venue itself.

Abdul's car after the attack Credit: Kent Police

From a camera inside the club, the vehicle's front lights could be seen getting closer and closer as dancers mingled, unaware the Suzuki was hurtling towards them.

One man could then be seen spread-eagled on the bonnet, swept off his feet as the Suzuki rammed into him from behind.

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Abdul’s actions that night were beyond deplorable, from his inappropriate behaviour which led to him being ejected from Blake’s, right through to driving at innocent people who were only looking for a good night. "The idea of a vehicle being driven at people evokes very significant emotions in today’s climate and it is a miracle no one died as a result of Abdul driving a 4x4 into the marque. "Many of those who were injured are still recovering now and I hope today’s sentencing helps them find some closure."

– Detective Sergeant Alastair Worton, Senior Investigating Officer, Kent Police
Credit: Kent Police

Others could be seen fleeing to safety as security guards appeared in hot pursuit of the car, shortly before midnight.

The car could then be seen reversing, its registration plate hanging off at an angle, as patrons staggered to get to their feet.

Some clubbers could also be seen appearing to swarm the vehicle and showering it with a volley of thumps, while others looked visibly distressed in the corner of the nightclub.