Jail for fraudster who mowed down petrol station worker in Kenton while fleeing with unpaid fuel

Victim, 27, is still recovering in hospital after being left in a coma and having his leg amputated

A fraudster who left a petrol station worker for dead after mowing him down in Kenton while trying to flee with unpaid fuel has been jailed.

Billal Shah’s 27-year-old victim spent weeks in a coma, lost a leg and needed his pelvis reconstructed following the incident at the Total Petrol Station in Kenton Road, on March 4 this year.

He is still recovering in hospital.

Harrow Crown Court heard the 28-year-old from Colindale, filled up a Grey Nissan Micra with �55 worth of petrol before trying to pay for it with a credit card belonging to someone else.


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When the payment was refused the cashier asked him to leave his tax disc as collateral.

However, when Shah returned to his car he drove off with the cashier in hot pursuit on foot.

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The victim was found suffering from life-threatening injuries 150 metres away in Preston Hill.

Shah was arrested on March 14.

Last week he was sentenced to 13 years for GBH intent, a year for dangerous driving and six months in jail for three counts of fraud.

He will serve his sentences concurrently.

Detective Constable Savi Arora from Brent Police said: “The victim was left for dead and it is incredible he survived. He remains in hospital five and a half months later. The assault has had life changing consequences for him and no sentence will compensate for the injuries the victim will have to live with for the rest of his life, but I hope it offers some reassurance that the defendant is being punished for the crime”.

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