Man who left his Aston Martin to rot for years fakes theft to claim £30,000

Gulam Mohammed Wahid claimed it had disappeared from his driveway (Picture: SWNS)

A fraudster left his Aston Martin to rot outside for seven years — then claimed it had been stolen to try to scam £30,000 off his insurers.

Gulam Mohammed Wahid, 41, hadn’t even MOT’d the DB7 Vantage for ten years.

But two months after insuring it he told police it had been stolen from his drive — and produced a test certificate.

An insurance investigator checking his claim visited the garage that tested the car and was threatened with violence.

The firm refused to pay out.

Three months later, the dirty, weather-beaten DB7 was spotted by a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency officer at another garage near Wahid’s workplace.

The garage owner confirmed the car had been parked there for seven years — except for one day when the owner had taken it for a brief drive.

Wahid got six months in prison for fraud, suspended for eighteen months, at Leicester magistrates’ court.

City of London police’s Det Con Ben Hurley said: ‘He let an expensive car go to rack and ruin then made a fraudulent claim.

‘He has been rightfully punished.’

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