CCTV footage captures shocking moment two men are seen spiking victim's drink with MDMA before sexually assaulting her
The men, 24-year-old Belal Ahmed and 24-year-old Mizad Miah, were apprehended and have been sentenced to jail for a total of 24 years after being found guilty of multiple charges.
CCTV footage released by the Metropolitan Police shows the horrifying moment two men spiked a woman's drink with MDMA. The two men then forced her to down the spiked drink before sexually assaulting and raping her after she passed out.
According to the Sun, the two men were later identified as 24-year-old Belal Ahmed and 24-year-old Mizad Miah. The pair reportedly picked up their 21-year-old victim in the Bethnal Green Area of London after promising to show her around a flat she wanted to rent.
However, after they got her into the car, they drove to an outlet that sold alcohol to purchase booze. Footage from the shop shows the pair walking in and laughing, with one then heading to the counter with three bottles in hand. But he holds back one of the bottles and we see the other opening a packet, slipping something in, and shaking the bottle as the other watched. The two then head out to the car, where the girl was waiting for them.
After they get back to the car, Ahmed is said to have forced the woman to drink the spiked alcohol by holding her nose. When the 21-year-old passed out, both men proceeded to sexually assault her, with Miah raping her as well.
The incident unfolded on November 9 last year, with the terrified victim waking up on the side of the road in just her vest and underwear and with no memory as to how she ended up in the situation. Miah and Ahmed reportedly laughed at the victim before getting back into the car and driving around various car parks in the area to retrieve the 21-year-old's clothing.
She was released at around 3 a.m., following which she made her way to a friend's residence and alerted the authorities to the incident. The pair were quickly apprehended and toxicology reports found that they had mixed MDMA, a class A drug, into the victim's drink that had caused her to pass out. Miah was subsequently found guilty of rape, administering a substance with intent to overpower to allow sexual activity, and assault by penetration and jailed for 13 years at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Ahmed was similarly found guilty of administering a substance with intent to overpower to allow sexual activity and assault by penetration and jailed for 11 years.
Speaking about the incident, Detective Constable Danny Pridige said, "I would like to thank the victim for her great courage and strength in reporting this despicable incident. She gave invaluable evidence which was vital in ensuring these two dangerous men have been taken off our streets and put behind bars. I hope today’s sentencing result gives her some measure of comfort and closure."
Watch the horrifying moment the men spike the drink here: