Groom crashes Ferrari worth £240,000 into wall 'after renting it for wedding day'

Police are investigating the incident which involved a Ferrari Spider 548 belonging to motoring entrepreneur ‘Lord’ Aleem’s father


Kayleigh Lewis
Tuesday 19 April 2016 18:04 BST
Lancashire Road Police posted a picture of the crumpled car on Twitter
Lancashire Road Police posted a picture of the crumpled car on Twitter (Lancashire Road Police/ Twitter)

Two people have emerged unscathed after a man crashed his £240,000 hire car into the wall of a house in Burnley.

Lancashire Road Police – which posted a picture of the severely damaged Ferrari Spider 548 on Twitter - are investigating the incident.

The two-seater supercar is believed to have been hired from Birmingham-based Platinum Executive Travel, owned by YouTube star ‘Lord’ Aleem’s father, for a wedding, according to the Lancashire Times.

Vaqas Gulraiz, 21, whose family home was hit by the car, told the newspaper: “You could hear the car all over the estate. I was in the front bedroom and saw the Ferrari coming down Spencer Street when he just seemed to lose it and crash into the wall.

“I think the lad who was driving, it was his wedding. And the girl in the passenger seat was one of his cousins.

“The council has been around and told us to claim on the insurance but we’ll probably just rebuild it. It’s just lucky no-one was hurt really."

A spokesman for the Lancashire Police said: “We were called around 12.40pm on Sunday, April 17, after reports of a collision on Cameron Street in Burnley.

“Officers attended and found a white Ferrari Spider car had collided with a wall. The male driver, 25, was uninjured. No arrests were made."

‘Lord’ Aleem, whose real name is Aleem Iqbal, responded to the incident on Twitter, saying: “At least people in Burnley have something to talk about for a few weeks.”

The 21-year-old, who has more than 260,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, which mostly features videos about cars and Pakistan, and half a million Instagram followers, also posted about driving safely.

Despite extensive damage to the vehicle he seemed relatively unfazed by the episode, suggesting the crash wasn’t the “end of the world”. He also vowed to have the car “back on the road in three weeks”.

It is not the first time cars belonging to the millionaire businessman have been significantly damaged. In 2014, the then-teenager was the victim of an arson attack in which a Lamborghini, Bentley and two Audi’s – worth a total of £500,000 – were set on fire.

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