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Victim’s fury as air mutiny halts deportation of rapist

Handcuffed on plane: Yaqub Ahmed

A GANG rape victim has told of her anger after passengers stopped one of her attackers being deported on a flight at Heathrow.

The 27-year-old mother condemned the dozen holidaymakers who took pity on Somalian Yaqub Ahmed, forcing officials to abandon their bid to escort him to Turkey last October.

The refugee, 29, was one of four people convicted and jailed for a total of 35 years over the attack on the woman, then 16, after she was lured to a north London flat in August 2007.

Video: Footage from Ahmed’s flight

In a video of the Heathrow incident filmed by a passenger, he is seen screaming as a group on board yell at officials to ‘take him off the plane!’ Other travellers claimed Ahmed has family in Britain and would be killed in Mogadishu.

But his victim told the Mail On Sunday: ‘You think that was a bad scream? Try hearing the screams that I made. How could you defend a rapist? How could you intervene?

‘He was in handcuffs, he was being taken out of the country, who are you people to interfere with justice? Fair enough you didn’t know the situation, but now I hope you feel proud of yourselves because you stopped something that made me feel that little bit safer.’

The woman suffers from post-traumatic stress triggered by the attack, and is too scared to travel far from her home. Home Office sources say they are still planning to deport Ahmed, who was jailed for nine years.

Ondogo Ahmed, who got eight years for conspiracy to rape, is believed to have fled to Syria in 2012 and died fighting for Daesh.