Zahid Majeed Wiki
Zahid Majeed Biography
Zahid Majeed, 54, of Wardown Close, Luton, was convicted of kidnapping and raping a woman after she got into his car 28 years ago.
The jury heard how the woman left the Luton Coliseum nightclub in the early morning of November 13, 1993 and got into Majeed’s car, believing that she was a taxi.
He asked to be taken to her address, but was suspicious when Majeed said that he wasn’t sure where to go and that he needed to read a map.
After driving for a short time, he stopped the car a second time and turned off the lights, and the victim asked where they were.
Majeed then began to become aggressive towards the victim, before driving once again to a remote location near Hitchin Road, Luton, where he raped her.
Zahid Majeed, 54, of Wardown Close, Luton, was found guilty of kidnapping and raping a woman after she got into his car, which she believed to be a taxi, in the early hours of November 13, 1993
After the rape, he left the woman in some nearby houses and she contacted the police.
Insufficient evidence led to the case being closed at the time, but it remained on file to this day, and almost 30 years later, Majeed was linked.
The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Case Resolution Unit, through Operation Painter, a review of undetected rape and sex crimes that occurred between 1974 and 1999, reopened the case and arrested Majeed.
But, since the attack in 1993, Majeed went on to work as an official taxi driver, and police officer Hayley Dyas says he may have hit again since then.
She said: ‘This was a predatory attack from a man who was pretending to be in a position of trust.
Majeed was able to continue living in freedom for years while his victim suffered the lasting effects of such a horrible incident.
I can only hope that his conviction brings you some comfort.
“The fact that he has worked in the taxi industry is alarming. He may have been offended again.
“If someone has been the victim of a similar crime, I encourage them to come forward and report what happened.
“We can support him, and this investigation shows that there is no time limit to get justice.”
Police Officer Hayley Dyas said after Thursday’s hearing: ‘
Majeed was sentenced Thursday to 13 years for rape and three years for kidnapping, to be executed simultaneously.