Emiratis in Knightsbridge wreck

Posted on Aug 15, 2010 by

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Two Abu Dhabi Emiratis appeared in Isleworth Crown Court, London last week charged with dangerous driving, driving without insurance and perverting the course of justice after they wrecked a supercar and smashed in to four other vehicles in one of London’s poshest districts.

The two men, Abdulla Saeed Khalfan Al-Dhaheri (28) and Sultan Khalifa Al-Muhairbi (35) lost control of a that they’d borrowed from the Italian car dealer and spun it into the other vehicles – one of which was said to be a BMW that was turned over by the impact. The crash happened in Lowndes Square, where Chelsea FC club owner Roman Abramovich has property.

Due to appear in court again on 12th October, the two men who escaped the early morning incident without injury were heard to tell a passer-by at the time: “It’s alright. We’ll pay for the damage”.

Residents of the square have previously reported ‘boy racers’ revving the engines of their performance cars throughout the night all around the area. One resident said, “It’s simply not possible to sleep because of the racket these supercars cause” while another referred to living on Sloane Street as “having the starting grid of Le Mans right outside your bedroom window”.

This incident also follows the clamping a couple of weeks ago of two bright blue supercars – a Koenigsegg CCXR and a Murcielago LP640-4 Superveloce – apparently owned by two members of the Qatari royal family, after they were illegally parked near Harrods.

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