Glasgow 'pick-up-artist' jailed for threatening behaviour to women

22 October 2019, 18:36

Adnan Ahmed - who called himself Addy A-game
Adnan Ahmed - who called himself Addy A-game. Picture: Police Scotland
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

A self-styled pick up artist from Glasgow has been jailed for two years over threatening behaviour towards young women.

The court heard Adnan Ahmed - who called himself Addy A-game - secretly filmed videos and posted them online.

An investigation was launched in January 2019, following concerns which were raised regarding Adnan’s behaviour towards women. 

During the investigation, officers found a number of women, aged between 17 and 24, who had been targeted by Ahmed.

Sheriff Lindsay Wood found there was a "significant sexual aspect" to the offences - leaving his victims mentally scarred.

Passing the Sheriff said Ahmed had shown a lack of remorse. He told him: "You gave evidence and said that the victims were lying or mistaken, but the jury thought otherwise.

"It was very obvious when they gave evidence how they were affected.

"You have acquired notoriety and an unenviable reputation, the public will be wise to such inappropriate behaviour by you and others like you."

The court heard how Ahmed approached two schoolgirls in a secluded lane in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, in 2016, when they were aged 16 and 17.

He called one of the pair "pretty", tried to get her phone number and made her feel "uncomfortable" but she walked away.

The court heard Ahmed had previous convictions, including for drink-driving and a firearms charge, and had previously been jailed seven times – the longest for two years and three months.

He has been in custody since January for the current case and his two-year sentence was backdated.

Detective Inspector Mark McLennan, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “The women Ahmed approached were subjected to harassment and were frightened by his unwanted attention.

"I want to pay tribute to the courage of these women in coming forward and giving evidence in order to bring Ahmed to justice, particularly as he appears to have expected them to tolerate his unwarranted and unwelcome behaviour.

"People need to realise they cannot expect their behaviour to tolerated if it is causing offence and upset."

The 38-year-old has also been put on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

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