On-the-run fraudster flaunts new pet Siberian tiger from plush Dubai hideout

A brazen conman who fled the country after being convicted of a £500,000 number plate fraud has bragged about his new life in a shameless video.

Zahid Khan, 33, managed to leave the UK for Dubai after his conviction for being involved in a sophisticated scam, Birmingham Live reports.

In a new video he's shared on social media, Khan is seen playing with a a rare Siberian tiger he says is his pet.

The shameless fraudster says "look at the claws coming out" before telling the cue tiger "good boy."

Khan, who lived in Moseley, Birmingham, posted: "Who likes my new pet always told you I was different, you like the Siberian white Tiger.

"Scars don’t come easy they come and stay for life every scar has a story behind it. We been bought up in a jungle we can handle any habitat you leave us in."

Khan was allowed to keep his passport during his trial in the summer of 2018 and used it to flee.

Two brothers and a cousin were also jailed for their part in the number plate scam, which targeted £148 million lottery winner Gillian Bayford.

Khan later posted pictures of himself seemingly in Mumbai on his Facebook page – where he has aimed abuse at legal officials after claiming he did not get a fair trial.

Both he and his brother Aamir Khan were also both given extra additional 30-month sentences for smuggling illegal immigrants into the UK.

Khan was convicted in his absence of conspiracy to commit fraud, perverting the course of justice, plus concealing and converting criminal property.

In December last year, he posted a bizarre online video from his Dubai hideout – claiming to smash up a £30,000 gold Rolex.

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