Self-styled "Lord Aleem" has supercars torched in arson attacks

A self-confessed "rich kid of Instagram" who regularly posts on the social media imaging network about his access to some of the world's most expensive supercars has had more than £500,000 worth of vehicles destroyed in a spate of arson attacks.> Aleem Iqbal, who calls himself "Lord Aleem", works for his father's Platinum Executive Travel premium car hire firm and first hit the headlines last year when he was caught on his mobile phone while behind the wheel of a £300,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Earlier this month, it emerged that the 19-year-old leased a new £340,000 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster for a wedding on June 6 but it was torched a few hours later outside a house in Luton, Beds.

According to The Telegraph, three more luxury cars belonging to his father Saleem's company were torched in a similar arson attack the following week.

Two Audi R8 Spyder supercars and a Bentley Flying Spur, worth around £250,000, were burned out and the attack was again caught on CCTV.

Aleem Iqbal, who regularly takes to Twitter and Facebook to boast or vent his frustration, wrote on his Twitter timeline after the incident: "Jealousy is a serious disease."

He told The Telegraph: "I'm not really in a great state of mind at the moment, I've had half a million pounds worth of cars destroyed in the last few days.

"I'm not sure if it's an attack on my family because they would have come directly after me or my family if that was the case.

"However, I do believe it could be a vile act of jealously towards my business or it could just be mindless vandals on an arson spree.

"Either way, one thing is for sure they will be caught and when they do I suggest you sit back and enjoy the show because they will be going down for a long time."

West Midlands Police said in a statement: "An investigation is underway into a suspected arson attack at the Holiday Inn Express Car Park on Coventry Road.

"The three vehicles were well alight when officers arrived and are estimated to be worth more than £200,000.

"Officers have recovered CCTV that shows two offenders setting the vehicles alight at around 12.20am.

"We would urge anyone who saw anybody acting suspiciously late on Wednesday or in the early hours of Thursday morning to contact the investigation team in Stechford."
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