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‘Boy racer’ in Audi, 25, wrecked luxury cars worth £1million as he chased McLaren SLR through Chelsea

A BOY RACER who trashed £1million worth of luxury cars in his Audi after crashing into them during a chase on an exclusive London street has escaped jail.

Ahmed Al Husseini, 25, damaged a £300,000 Mercedes McLaren SLR, a Porsche Cayenne worth around £100,000 and a £200,000 Bentley after hitting a parked car in Chelsea

Delivery driver Al Husseini, was chasing the Mercedes, which he believed had damaged his Audi A8.

He hit speeds of 82mph in a 30mph zone before slamming into the Porsche on August 5 last year.

Two other Porches and two Audi Q7s were also hit during the wrecking spree.

Shocking CCTV footage showed Al Husseini's car flying through the air and smashing into metal railings outside a terraced home.

'AIRBORNE'

He was in hospital for two days with head injuries and almost shattered his right knee.

Al Hussein, who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving last month, appeared on crutches at Isleworth Crown Court today.

Brian Reece, prosecuting, said the Audi became "airborne" as it raced down the street.

He said: "At which point the defendant, as the driver, would have no control over it and just across that junction is Moore Street which is the place where some extremely valuable vehicles are parked.

"We have the first vehicle which is on the Audi's right as it goes down the open road, it's a McLaren MP4, which is extremely valuable as Your Honour is aware.

"He bore the brunt of it, as did the McLaren. There was a Porsche Cayenne of a similar shape and size to the Audi, parked immediately behind the Porsche Cayenne, back to back.

"Behind that was a Bentley Bentayga, which is also extremely valuable, near that was a Porsche Carrera 4S, another extremely valuable sports car and then an Audio A5, a different type but still a considerable value.

"Coming to a rest the vehicle caused damage to three others, a Vauxhall Corsa, a Mitsubishi Outlander and a Landrover Discovery.

"The Audi turned over came to rest on its wheels and the defendant was taken to hospital."

It is frankly a miracle that no one was seriously hurt, perhaps other than you

Judge Sarah Paneth

Al Husseini claimed he'd been caught in a "hit and run incident" and blamed the McLaren SLR driver.

The damage to the cars was estimated to be between half a million pounds and £1million.

Judge Sarah Paneth said: "It is frankly a miracle that no one was seriously hurt, perhaps other than you.

"It's perhaps a credit to Audi engineering that you weren't and your passenger escaped serious injury too.

"It was your admission that you were racing effectively to try and catch up with that vehicle.

"You have suffered the consequences perhaps more than anyone else, you continue to have flashbacks and to be unable to get into a car."

Al Husseini, who had a clean licence and no previous convictions, was given a a ten-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.

He was also placed under an electronically monitored curfew for four months and banned from driving for two years.

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