2 Man jailed after hired Lamborghini crashed into Shops in London’s Mayfair

Talal Alkassab, 39, and Diyaa Lababidi, 33, crashed a hired Lamborghini into a Mayfair shop then lied about who was driving, have been jailed for four months.

Syrian migrant Alkassab, the owner and manager of Drunch restaurant, had just hired the luxury sports car.
He let Lababidi, who worked as a club promoter for the restaurant, give it a spin while he cashed up at work – despite the fact he had no UK driving licence.

Miraculously neither was injured, and they swiftly left the scene, abandoning the car. The smash was only discovered when cleaning staff arrived at the damaged building the following morning.

Alkassab, whose father is believed to have died from a chemical attack in Syria, initially claimed an unknown customer had driven the supercar. But after his arrest in November 2015, his phone was seized, and Whatsapp messages revealed the cover-up.

Lababidi was arrested in December 2015, and admitted he drove the car with his friend’s permission. Jailing the pair, Judge Deborah Taylor said: ‘This was a deceit born out of a decision made by you Alkassab to allow Lababidi to drive the car when he was not insured.

‘You both immediately decided to tell lies about it, to get yourselves out of a situation which was clearly going to be expensive.

Original News Source: DM