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Delivery driver, 25, accused of destroying £1m worth of supercars in high speed chase

This is Ahmed Al Husseini, the 25-year-old delivery driver accused of destroying £1 million worth of supercars in a horrifying incident caught on video

This is the 25-year-old delivery driver accused of destroying £1 million worth of supercars in a horrifying incident caught on video. 

Ahmed Al Husseini is to appear before magistrates in August charged with dangerous driving almost exactly a year after he was involved in the pile up near Sloane Square in Chelsea.

A McLaren sports car worth around £300,000 was destroyed along with a Porsche Cayenne worth £100,000 and a blue Bentley Bentayga costing £200,000.

Two other Porches and two Audi Q7s were also hit.

CCTV footage shows a Porsche speeding down the affluent, residential street, way over the 30mph speed limit.

A speeding 3 litre Audi Q7 then tears into view, loses control and careers into cars parked along the side the road where homes cost more than £3 million.

The film the shows the extraordinary moment the large SUV then ricochets off the stationary cars before catapulting into the air and slamming into metal railings at the front of a terraced home. 

The Porsche leading the chase disappeared and has never been found. Witnesses estimated that 11 luxury cars worth a total of £1 million were damaged. 

Ahmed Al Husseini is to appear before magistrates in August almost exactly a year after he was involved in the pile up near Sloane Square in Chelsea

Ahmed Al Husseini is to appear before magistrates in August almost exactly a year after he was involved in the pile up near Sloane Square in Chelsea

Video of the incident shows a speeding Audi Q7 hurtling into parked cars before being catapulted into the air and slamming into metal railings at the front of a terraced home

Video of the incident shows a speeding Audi Q7 hurtling into parked cars before being catapulted into the air and slamming into metal railings at the front of a terraced home

Iraqi born Al Husseini, who was driving his step-father’s Audi Q7, spent two days in hospital and bears the scars from the terrifying crash.

Speaking to the MailOnline as he left his parents’ ground floor flat in Maida Vale, he lifted up his baseball cap showing a three inch scar was clearly visible on the right side of his shaven head. 

He said he was also undergoing physiotherapy on both knees after they were damaged. He said the knee Injuries meant he had trouble walking.

No one else was injured in the pile up that took place in the early hours of the morning on August 5th last year on Moore Street in Chelsea.

Al Husseini said his injuries meant he couldn’t continue with his job as a delivery driver: ‘I am still in pain, and it’s been a slow recovery. My knees are very bad and I have physio to help me.

‘The Audi was not mine. It was my step father’s car.’

Due to legal restrictions Al Husseini would not discuss the incident but said he was fully insured.

‘The insurance company deal with that. I was insured to drive the car.’

Residents in the upmarket area of south west London had previously complained to police after super charged cars used their roads as race-tracks and said it was a miracle no one was killed.  

A McLaren sports car worth around £300,000 was destroyed along with a Porsche Cayenne worth £100,000 and a blue Bentley Bentayga costing £200,000. Two other Porches and two Audi Q7s were also hit

A McLaren sports car worth around £300,000 was destroyed along with a Porsche Cayenne worth £100,000 and a blue Bentley Bentayga costing £200,000. Two other Porches and two Audi Q7s were also hit

Iraqi born Al Husseini, who was driving his step-father's Audi Q7, spent two days in hospital and bears the scars from the terrifying crash. Speaking to the MailOnline he lifted up his baseball cap showing a three inch scar was clearly visible on the right side of his shaven head

Iraqi born Al Husseini, who was driving his step-father’s Audi Q7, spent two days in hospital and bears the scars from the terrifying crash. Speaking to the MailOnline he lifted up his baseball cap showing a three inch scar was clearly visible on the right side of his shaven head

CCTV footage taken from a house in Moore Street in Chelsea, captured a Porsche speeding in excess of the 30mph limit and being closely followed by the Audi Q7

CCTV footage taken from a house in Moore Street in Chelsea, captured a Porsche speeding in excess of the 30mph limit and being closely followed by the Audi Q7

In the footage, the driver of the powerful 3 litre SUV loses control as careers into cars parked along the side the road where homes cost more than £3m

In the footage, the driver of the powerful 3 litre SUV loses control as careers into cars parked along the side the road where homes cost more than £3m

The police are understood not to have prioritised the crash for investigation as no one was injured and the cars were all covered by insurance.

Angry residents repeatedly asked police why it was taking so long for charges to be brought and were met with silence.

The local MP for the area Greg Hands even intervened amid fears the driver had claimed diplomatic immunity.

The owner of one of the cars said: ‘This happened almost a year ago and its staggering that it has taken the police this long to bring charges.

‘Cars racing around here has been a problem for years, and we always knew something like this would happen.’

The local residents association welcomed the news that the driver had been charged but said they had to continually pressure the police for action.

A spokesman for the Milner Street Area Residents said: ‘The problem of illegal night racing in our Borough, specifically in the ward of Brompton & Hans Town has steadily escalated over the last 5 years. 

‘Not only is it a nuisance in terms of ear-piercing noise pollution during the day and throughout the night but also the imminent threat of danger to life.  

Witnesses estimated that 11 luxury cars worth a total of £1 million were damaged. The owner of one of the cars said: 'This happened almost a year ago and its staggering that it has taken the police this long to bring charges'

Witnesses estimated that 11 luxury cars worth a total of £1 million were damaged. The owner of one of the cars said: ‘This happened almost a year ago and its staggering that it has taken the police this long to bring charges’

‘Seeing the physical damage that was caused to property on Moore Street when Mr Al Husseini allegedly lost complete control of his vehicle while driving at excessive speed, it is a miracle that no one was killed. 

‘These drivers have no regard or respect for the residents.’

A Met Police spokesman said Al Husseini was charged earlier this month by post and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

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