Kazm Saed (26 years old) has spent 13 years in prison for the kidnapping of an elderly couple. He begged for his release to Iraq as he feels lonely here. He will be sentenced before being released from prison.
An elderly man was forced to withdraw cash at knifepoint by a kidnapper. He asked for his deportation back to Iraq. Instead, he faces 13 years imprisonment at taxpayers’ cost.
Kazm Saed, 26, woke Graham Fuller and threatened to kill his wife Rachel with a dagger if the couple did not drive to a cashpoint on the Isle of Wight and give him £600.
They believed they’d be killed if they didn’t agree to it. Mr Fuller is now in his eighties and was humiliated when the attacker woke him up at knifepoint naked.
After a one-week trial at the Isle of Wight Crown Court Judge, Recorder Paul Garlick sentenced Saed for 13 Years in Jail. Garlick said that Fullers’ experience last May was particularly harrowing.
Graham Deacon also was convicted for stealing money from the hospice as well as a knifepoinr theft on Deacon’s elderly friend. Deacon demanded his pin number and requested cash.
Russell Pyne, Saed’s attorney, told a judge that his client was feeling lonely and isolated. He also wanted to return to Iraq and be deported, even though it wasn’t clear if he would feel safe.
Recorder Garlick stated that he was afflicted by the fact that he was seated in the back with Mrs Fuller. Mr Fuller knew at all times that you might have used the knife against his wife. It is difficult to imagine anything more grave.
A deportation order can be made by the Home Secretary against an alien criminal in accordance with the Immigration Act. However, Saed must first spend at least six and a half years in prison for the crimes he committed before Saed can return home.
It can prove difficult to expel him if he decides to change his mind. Five Iraqis have been deported to their homeland by the government in the last year.
Up to 70% of international criminals that file deportation appeals cite Article 8 of European Convention on Human Rights. They claim it is a violation of their right to have them returned to their homeland for reasons like they have children here.
The latest figures published by the FBI in August showed that 10,882 foreign criminals were released from jail but not deported. From 2012’s low of 4,000, the total number walking on streets has increased by 176 percent.
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Kazm Saed, 26, woke Graham Fuller as he slept naked in his secluded Isle of Wight cottage (pictured) and threatened to kill his wife Rachel with a dagger if the couple did not drive to a cash-point and turn over £600
Saed, the court was told, did not give any reason as to why he committed these offences. This was something he repeatedly denied during the trial.
A court was told that Mr Fuller in his late 80s lay in bed naked at his cottage on Isle of Wight. At 2:45 AM, he noticed the bedroom lights had been on.
Fuller, in a police interview that was played before the court, stated: “I was horrified at finding a stranger inside the room. Fuller said that he was trying to threaten me with a knife.
‘My wife had woken up. “I need money, or I’ll kill you,” the man stated. “I will murder your wife.”
They scrambled together around £25 but the intruder wanted more.
Fuller claimed that Fuller was holding a kind of knife to my throat. He was holding a kind of dagger to my throat. I felt that he would have some serious consequences if we didn’t resist him.
“He believed we had more money than the house. He claimed that we would travel in our car to get the money, but I wasn’t sure.
“I was very naked, and had to put on clothes before I could get into the city.”
“He threatened to kill me.” It measured five- to six inches in length. It was five to six inches long.
With their kidnapper, the couple had to take their Volkswagen Golf to a cashpoint.
They each withdrew £300, the maximum amount allowed, and handed it over.
The man asked them to take the vehicle back to their place, but they refused.
Fuller said he was afraid for his own life in the “intimidating” ordeal.
He stated that it was intimidating. The dagger was placed closer to my throat, and occasionally touched me during conversation with the intruder.
“I was unsure if it would be a good thing or not. It was my hope that we would all be able to do it. Now that I am in my 80s, I don’t feel the same strength as I did when I was younger.
Mrs Fuller said: ‘He said he wanted £1,000 and I thought well this is ridiculous really. He threatened to bump one of us off and he was trying to intimidate us all.
“I believed that humour was the best way to go, but he was not capable of it.”
Saed of no fixed address was found guilty for aggravated home burglary and kidnapping as well as robbery.
Saed was also found guilty by a jury of burglary in a furniture warehouse, and of aggrieved burglary at the residence of Graham Deacon, an elderly victim.
According to the court, Mr Deacon, 84, was confronted by a knife-wielding criminal who took his bank card and stole his phone. He also cut his light cord with his knife, leaving Mr Deacon in darkness.
Recorder Garlick thanked Saed and his three victims for being brave, saying he will be recommencing them with a Commendation.
Hampshire Constabulary Detective Constable Ross Jones said that Saed had subjected the poor to horrific ordeals where they truly feared for their life.
“Their perseverance throughout the process was inspiring. It is because of this strength that we were able to put all the pieces together.
It was absurd that ‘Saed’ denied the existence of evidence against him. This includes forensics, identifications by victims and other such things.
“I’m pleased the jury saw through it and he’s now in jail where he belongs.”