Jury convicts clubber of attempted murder after driving car onto dance floor

A disgruntled clubber who drove his car onto a packed dance floor after being chucked out by bouncers has been convicted of attempted murder.

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 of himself to get his own back on the door staff”.

Screengrab from CCTV footage of the incident
Screengrab from CCTV footage of the incident

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

He is due to be sentenced on Thursday.

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.

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.

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.