Riot police raid family home of convicted fraudster over Pro-Palestinian McDonald’s stunt that saw box of mice thrown onto floor of restaurant in Birmingham – after he insisted he wasn’t mastermind
Police have raided the family home of a convicted fraudster in connection with a pro-Palestine stunt where mice were thrown into McDonald’s restaurant, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.
Officers in riot gear stormed a house in Birmingham on Tuesday night looking for conman-turned-TikTok influencer Aamir Khan. The 32-year-old was not there at the time and is now a wanted man.
Aamir posted a video onto his TikTok account showing a person emptying a box full of live mice painted in the colours of the Palestinian flag onto the floor of a McDonald’s drive-thru on Monday night close to the StarCity entertainment complex near Aston, Birmingham.
At least two more similar stunts have followed, across the city including one last night in nearby Small Heath where live mice were hurled at staff behind the counter.
Aamir Khan was convicted of a £500,000 number plate scam in 2018 in which he and his brother Zahid stole the rights to high-value personalised car registration plates and sold them on for tens of thousands of pounds.
Ringleader Zahid fled to Dubai before he was convicted and now leads an extravagant lifestyle in Dubai.
Police raided the family home Aamir Khan (pictured), a convicted fraudster in connection with a pro-Palestine stunt where mice were thrown into McDonald’s restaurant
Officers in riot gear stormed a house in Birmingham on Tuesday night looking for conman-turned-Tik Tok influencer Aamir
Mr Khan’s family home in Birmingham, where police conducted a raid on Tuesday
Aamir posted a video onto his TikTok account showing a person emptying a box full of live mice painted in the colours of the Palestinian flag onto the floor of a McDonald’s drive-thru on Monday night
Speaking from the Middle East via WhatsApp, the fugitive told MailOnline that police raided his elderly parents home in Hall Green in Birmingham last night.
They forced entry and later apologised after leaving empty handed, according to Zahid.
He said: ‘Yesterday the police wrongly forced entry into my parents’ home and left with nothing and gave an apology as they were looking for my brother who does not live there.
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West Midlands Police have been contacted for comment.
In Monday’s clip, a man wearing a Palestinian flag around his head is seen lifting a box out of the boot of a BMW carrying a number plate spelling ‘PAIISTN’.
He then walks into the busy restaurant and dumps the spray-painted rodents on the floor – causing customers standing near the food order screens to run away in shock.
Former limousine hire company worker Aamir told MailOnline he had been sent the clip of the incident anonymously.
His brother Zahid told us Mr Khan had merely reposted the clip on TikTok which then went viral.
Mr Khan’s TikTok and Instagram accounts – where friends congratulated him on the stunt – have now been deleted.
Mr Khan’s Instagram page included numerous pictures of him posing on the driveway of what was once the Khan family home in Moseley, Birmingham, one as recently as a fortnight ago.
Neighbours said the address, once said to house an indoor swimming pool, has been turned into a house of multiple occupancy but was still within the Khan family. Land Registry documents show it was bought by a Basharaf Khan in March.
One neighbour said Aamir Khan still visited regularly, adding: ‘I saw him go off with friends recently in a blue Range Rover’. Another said he had noticed a Palestinian flag in the porch of the property just a matter of days ago, while a tenant at the address said she believed he kept a first floor flat there.
Occupants at the address also recognised pictures of Mr Khan, with one tenant saying: ‘His name is Aamir and he is the owner. He comes around in the evenings sometimes.’
A Vauxhall Corsa said to belong to Mr Khan was amongst the vehicles parked in the gated driveway yesterday.
Neighbours at another address linked to the Khan family in the Hall Green suburb said Aaamir sometimes ‘turned up at the wheel of a supercar’ to visit the occupants.
Mr Khan’s Instagram page suggested he worked at Royal Limos, a luxury hire car company in the city.
Footage posted on social media shows dozens of mice that have been painted green, black, white and red, representing the four colours that make up the Palestinian flag as police investigate
Aamir Khan was convicted of a £500,000 number plate scam in 2018
Mr Khan’s (pictured) Instagram page suggested he worked at Royal Limos, a luxury hire car company in the city
But a man answering the phone at the limo company claimed Mr Khan left the firm four years ago, and now had a loose relationship whereby he was paid commission for attracting customers through publishing the firm’s vehicles on his social media.
The man, who called himself Adam, denied having anything to do with the McDonald’s incident.
When he was contacted via social media, Mr Khan said the McDonald’s video was ‘sent to me anonymously so I don’t know who did it.’
In 2018, Birmingham Crown Court heard Zahid Khan was the ringleader of a West Midlands gang – which included his brothers Aamir Khan and Ayan Ahmed plus cousin Zubair Ahmad – who stole the rights to high-value personalised registration plates and sold them on for tens of thousands of pounds.
Just days before the trial was due to finish Zahid, then 31, fled the country. He was given a 10-year prison sentence after being found guilty in his absence.
The jury in June failed to reach a verdict on his three co-defendants, but all were found unanimously guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud after another trial.
Zahid went on to taunt police and the judge from his Dubai bolthole, where he posted videos of himself carousing with rapper Busta Rhymes at a VIP party.
Mr Khan’s TikTok and Instagram accounts – where friends congratulated him on the stunt – have now been deleted as police launched an investigation
Speaking to MailOnline from Dubai via WhatsApp yesterday, Zahid said his brother had only reposted a video he had been sent.
West Midlands Police said was treating the McDonald’s incident as a ‘public nuisance offence’.
The force added in a statement: ‘We understand the distress this will have caused and it’s not acceptable in any circumstances…we’ve active lines on enquiries to identify, and then arrest, who was involved’.
McDonald’s confirmed last night that a ‘number of mice’ were released into the restaurant and it insisted the branch, now reopened, was ‘fully sanitised’ after the rodents were removed.
The one-man protest is part of wider calls to boycott McDonald’s – who have offered free meals to IDF soldiers – along with Starbucks and Disney, for allegedly favouring Israel during the ongoing conflict.
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