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UK: Adnan Ahmed: ‘Pick-up artist’ conviction quashed on appeal

A so-called pickup artist who was jailed for targeting young women has had his conviction quashed on appeal.

Adnan Ahmed – who called himself Addy A-game – secretly filmed himself approaching women in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire.

The 39-year-old was convicted last October of threatening and abusive behaviour towards five women.

But three judges at the Court of Criminal Appeal have now ruled the verdict was a miscarriage of justice.

Police Scotland launched an investigation after his actions were revealed by the BBC’s The Social in 2019. The self-styled “lifestyle coach” would approach women in the street, often secretly filming the encounter and posting videos offering advice to other men.

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