A notorious North Down fraudster who plotted to kill Prince Harry has been released from prison, Sunday Life can reveal.
Bearded Bangor Muslim convert Ashraf Islam was due to leave Maghaberry jail a year ago after serving 18 months for threatening to kill the fifth in line to the throne, but he got more jail time after declaring masterminding a GBP56,000 UK-broad fraud racket and is only lately back on the roads.
A part of Ashraf’s family, who are still based in Northern Ireland, supported he was out of jail but told Sunday Life: “We will not be commenting. Every time a story appears it is very debilitating for the household, particularly for his mother and dad.”
It is not clear as yet in the event the 33-year old remains surviving in Northern Ireland, however the family has popped up in the Middle East, London, Liverpool, Dublin and Thailand before.
Produced Mark Townley, a variety of aliases have been used by the crackpot to perpetrate offense, mostly fraud, across Great Britain. His fanciful schemes have contained imitation loan, security, sporting modelling and gear businesses which left dozens of people tens of thousands.
Mark even served together with the British Army, but was drummed out for misconduct.
His latest incarnation found him switch his name by deed poll and convert to the Muslim religion.
Bizarrely, the heavily tattooed criminal looked totally at odds with his new faith.
He told Sunday Life in 2012 of his strategies to release an obscene movie called Jesus Christ Pornstar, with himself and dabbled in pornography.
However himself received world-wide notoriety in May 2013 when he walked into a London police station only 24 hours following the murder of soldier Lee Rigby by Islamic fanatics on the roads of Woolwich and declared his “advanced strategies” to firearm down Prince Harry.
The would be killer gave himself up after beginning to feel anxious about his strategies.
Authorities subsequently discovered a file on the criminal’s computer that read: “Intention for goal. To not be viewed as Islamist extremist.”
Judge Richard McGregor-Johnson said: “The assessment of your computer revealed you ran research on his [Prince Harry’s] location and motives. You’d given the matter considerable thought.”
Viewed went to characterize the scheme as “obscure and unlikely to succeed”, but said Islam still presented a danger to people.
During viewed’s cases, serious problems for his mental health happen to be raised and during his latest sentencing for fraud last November it was heard he’d been diagnosed as bipolar.