Pendle student was attacked in motorway subway

ONE of two 'drunken' muggers who terrorised a student in a late-night subway attack had his arm in plaster - and was identified and arrested when he turned up outside a police station.

Burnley Crown Court heard how Shahbaz Ahmed had targeted victim Connor Edwards with his accomplice Mohammed Ellihi just three days before, in an M65 underpass. Police swooped and detained Ahmed when he matched the description given of the bandaged robber and the 20-year-old victim's stolen iPod and earphones were found.

The hearing was told Ahmed claimed he didn't lay a finger on Mr Edwards and said he would take police to the house of the 'guy who did it' in Charles Street, Nelson.

The victim had been threatened he would be stabbed with a nine inch screwdriver during his ordeal. He was left fearful of groups when going out.

Ahmed, 25, of Park Avenue, Barrowford, and his co- defendant, 20, both admitted robbery, last October 16. They were jailed for 20 months.

Denise Fitzpatrick, prosecuting, said Mr Edwards had been to a pub quiz and at 11.20pm was in the subway under the motorway walking home. He was listening to his iPod through his earphones.

The defendants were at the entrance and Ahmed asked if he had any cigarettes.

Ellihi warned him: "Come on, just give us some fags. It could save your life."

Miss Fitzpatrick said both defendants then simultaneously searched Mr Edwards' pockets. Ahmed got the victim's wallet and took £13 and then pulled his iPod and earphones from his jacket. Ellihi then pulled a nine inch screwdriver from his pocket, waved it towards Mr Edwards in a stabbing motion and told him: "Just get lost or I am going to stab you."

Both defendants had criminal records, with more than 30 offences between them.

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6:11pm Sat 25 Jan 14

drunken donut says...

Dangerous places those Wubways.
Dangerous places those Wubways. drunken donut
  • Score: 30

6:13pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Steven Seagull says...

Remember not to drop the soap in the shower boys!

Enjoy every minute of your sentences you pair of subhuman scumbags.
Remember not to drop the soap in the shower boys! Enjoy every minute of your sentences you pair of subhuman scumbags. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 40

6:23pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Biggy12 says...

drunken donut wrote:
Dangerous places those Wubways.
Certainly are lol
[quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: Dangerous places those Wubways.[/p][/quote]Certainly are lol Biggy12
  • Score: 9

7:00pm Sat 25 Jan 14

phil kernot says...

Spell check not working
Spell check not working phil kernot
  • Score: 4

7:52pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Davelyn says...

What else can you expect from scum. Will they be able to collect there benefits in prison.
What else can you expect from scum. Will they be able to collect there benefits in prison. Davelyn
  • Score: 13

8:08pm Sat 25 Jan 14

pdb951 says...

Strange how this was not reported as a racist attack. Other way round would have made that automatic
Strange how this was not reported as a racist attack. Other way round would have made that automatic pdb951
  • Score: 41

8:23pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Excluded again says...

pdb951 wrote:
Strange how this was not reported as a racist attack. Other way round would have made that automatic
Probably because there is no evidence of any racial motive. These criminals were hanging around the 'wubway' (as the LT calls it) waiting for the first person who came along to rob.
[quote][p][bold]pdb951[/bold] wrote: Strange how this was not reported as a racist attack. Other way round would have made that automatic[/p][/quote]Probably because there is no evidence of any racial motive. These criminals were hanging around the 'wubway' (as the LT calls it) waiting for the first person who came along to rob. Excluded again
  • Score: -13

8:30pm Sat 25 Jan 14

katypri says...

They did not get long enough look at the criminal record they already have
They did not get long enough look at the criminal record they already have katypri
  • Score: 25

10:53pm Sat 25 Jan 14

real betis hotpot says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Remember not to drop the soap in the shower boys!

Enjoy every minute of your sentences you pair of subhuman scumbags.
Do you not mean 'wubhuman' scumbags?
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Remember not to drop the soap in the shower boys! Enjoy every minute of your sentences you pair of subhuman scumbags.[/p][/quote]Do you not mean 'wubhuman' scumbags? real betis hotpot
  • Score: 7

11:20pm Sat 25 Jan 14

mrcool says...

Once again, it seems as the work experience boy is writing the stories and headlines at the weekend.
Once again, it seems as the work experience boy is writing the stories and headlines at the weekend. mrcool
  • Score: 6

11:38pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

And this weeks LET award for most ridicules post goes to :)
And this weeks LET award for most ridicules post goes to :) Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 1

1:30am Sun 26 Jan 14

Captain Glyndwr says...

These two Asian Bacon eating scumbags made an attack on an innocent man. 20 months porridge is to short for these scumbags. If this was an attack on an Asian this story would be so different. It would be called a Racist attack.
These two Asian Bacon eating scumbags made an attack on an innocent man. 20 months porridge is to short for these scumbags. If this was an attack on an Asian this story would be so different. It would be called a Racist attack. Captain Glyndwr
  • Score: 23

3:48am Sun 26 Jan 14

Malthus says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Remember not to drop the soap in the shower boys!

Enjoy every minute of your sentences you pair of subhuman scumbags.
Would that be the woap in the whower, you mean?
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Remember not to drop the soap in the shower boys! Enjoy every minute of your sentences you pair of subhuman scumbags.[/p][/quote]Would that be the woap in the whower, you mean? Malthus
  • Score: 1

3:55am Sun 26 Jan 14

Malthus says...

Why can we comment on this article but not on the the family members who received thirty years between them for as the police refer to it " acts of honour based violence." against a gay woman who had formed a relationship with a gay Muslim woman? I would have thought that if comments are accepted in several national newspapers they should be ok in the LT, however, it seems that regional censorship is acceptable in this publication.
Why can we comment on this article but not on the the family members who received thirty years between them for as the police refer to it " acts of honour based violence." against a gay woman who had formed a relationship with a gay Muslim woman? I would have thought that if comments are accepted in several national newspapers they should be ok in the LT, however, it seems that regional censorship is acceptable in this publication. Malthus
  • Score: 17

8:06am Sun 26 Jan 14

Primus622 says...

Couldn't be Muslim 'cos they were drunk.......
Couldn't be Muslim 'cos they were drunk....... Primus622
  • Score: -4

9:01am Sun 26 Jan 14

Primus622 says...

Malthus wrote:
Why can we comment on this article but not on the the family members who received thirty years between them for as the police refer to it " acts of honour based violence." against a gay woman who had formed a relationship with a gay Muslim woman? I would have thought that if comments are accepted in several national newspapers they should be ok in the LT, however, it seems that regional censorship is acceptable in this publication.
Censorship is alive and well...
[quote][p][bold]Malthus[/bold] wrote: Why can we comment on this article but not on the the family members who received thirty years between them for as the police refer to it " acts of honour based violence." against a gay woman who had formed a relationship with a gay Muslim woman? I would have thought that if comments are accepted in several national newspapers they should be ok in the LT, however, it seems that regional censorship is acceptable in this publication.[/p][/quote]Censorship is alive and well... Primus622
  • Score: 16

9:58am Sun 26 Jan 14

Primus622 says...

Primus622 wrote:
Couldn't be Muslim 'cos they were drunk.......
That was meant as sarcasm........too deep I suppose..
[quote][p][bold]Primus622[/bold] wrote: Couldn't be Muslim 'cos they were drunk.......[/p][/quote]That was meant as sarcasm........too deep I suppose.. Primus622
  • Score: 2

11:28am Sun 26 Jan 14

zabby says...

Pdb951 just read your comment,I don't think for one minuet if the first person to walk past was a muslim pensioner they would have been robbed do you?
Pdb951 just read your comment,I don't think for one minuet if the first person to walk past was a muslim pensioner they would have been robbed do you? zabby
  • Score: 8

12:32pm Sun 26 Jan 14

woolywords says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
And this weeks LET award for most ridicules post goes to :)
Stop taking the Michael, Michael, you know that if they used the Proper name, Subway, they'd get sued by a sandwich company.

When I read the correction, I did think that someone had been beaten and robbed with a baguette though...
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: And this weeks LET award for most ridicules post goes to :)[/p][/quote]Stop taking the Michael, Michael, you know that if they used the Proper name, Subway, they'd get sued by a sandwich company. When I read the correction, I did think that someone had been beaten and robbed with a baguette though... woolywords
  • Score: 3

7:57pm Sun 26 Jan 14

churchman says...

police are looking for a white 5ft 9inch male connected to the robbery.then there is police are looking for a 5ft 9inch male conected to the robbery.the latter being asian but that word asian is never mentioned.take note in future news
police are looking for a white 5ft 9inch male connected to the robbery.then there is police are looking for a 5ft 9inch male conected to the robbery.the latter being asian but that word asian is never mentioned.take note in future news churchman
  • Score: 5

7:41pm Tue 28 Jan 14

HairyBowls says...

Wubhuman scumbags seagull...get it right ;-)
Wubhuman scumbags seagull...get it right ;-) HairyBowls
  • Score: 0

11:08pm Tue 28 Jan 14

retsofad says...

20 months for threatening to murder someone with a 9" screwdriver.!!!!!
come on they should have got life then sent home to their country. so they couldn't live off the backs of hard working people of this country
time this government get to grips with what's going on before it's too late and WW111 kicks off right here in Pendle
20 months for threatening to murder someone with a 9" screwdriver.!!!!! come on they should have got life then sent home to their country. so they couldn't live off the backs of hard working people of this country time this government get to grips with what's going on before it's too late and WW111 kicks off right here in Pendle retsofad
  • Score: 2

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