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Romford fundraiser’s ‘slavery’ Tube outburst

10:56 16 November 2012

Mahad avoided jail

Mahad avoided jail

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A charity’s fundraiser of the year yelled “Slavery ended 300 years ago” when he was asked to put out a cigarette at a Tube station.

Ahmed Mahad, from Romford, started ranting when he was confronted at Holloway Road Tube station, Westminster Magistrates Court heard.

The 24-year-old from Rush Green Road shouted: “What the f**k are you going to do about it” as he was approached by passengers and staff.

Prosecutor Tim Chittenden said: “He refused to leave and replied saying ‘How about I suck your mum dry.’”

Mahad added: “I’ll bring my gang down here and take over the station.”

When a passenger tried to calm him down Mahad shouted: “You’re a pr*ck, you’re a hero, who the f*ck are you.”

He added: “You lot started slavery, but slavery ended 300 years ago’.’

Mahad was allowed to board an underground train heading towards Kings Cross and British Transport Police were alerted to arrest him there.

He initially denied the incident, but then said he had been struck down with a sudden memory loss.

Mahad admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words causing the Tube staff and passengers to fear violence on May 9.

Karen Brookes, defending, said: “He currently works for a charity, Action for the Blind, based in Holborn as a fundraiser and was recently named fundraiser of the year.’

Mahad has a young daughter, born at the beginning of July this year.

He was given an eight week sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid community work and pay £100 compensation.

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