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Women’s groups fears over “dangerous” pick-up predator

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Police Scotland investigate man who videos himself tryting to pick up women in Glasgow

Women’s groups have asked Police Scotland to investigate a man who posts videos online showing him trying to pick-up random women for sex.

Rape Crisis Scotland is demanding an investigation tnto Adnan Ahmed, who uses the name Addy Agame, after complaints he has been harassing and alarming women in Glasgow.

Police Scotland confirmed it has received complaints and that inquiries were at "a very early stage" but urged anyone with information relating to the footage to contact them by phoning 101.

Ahmed calls himself a dating and lifestyle coach and insists the footage and intimate audio he posts on his YouTube channel have been consented to.

A book he wrote last year details how to approach and “bed” random women.

Sandy Brindley, from Rape Crisis Scotland, said she had approached Police Scotland with concerns about Ahmed.

She said: "When someone is displaying what seems to be such clear predatory behaviour, showing images online, from intimate settings, I think this is a matter for the police - to investigate and establish whether or not there has been consent given and the impact that is having on the women he is approaching.

"Misogyny isn't a crime but I think a number of behaviours shown in the videos I've seen - arguably - are caught by criminal law and that's why I think it's a matter for the police to investigate."

As details on Ahmed’s tactics emerged his Facebook page was inundated with negative comments.

One woman wrote: “You approached me on Buchanan Street before Christmas and wouldn’t leave me alone. You followed me even when I went into a shop to get away from you. I was frightened and worried. You’re a horrible person – and a danger to women in Glasgow.”

Another woman said: “A small predatory man who calls women bitches, boasts of sleeping with dozens a week and spends all his time on Glasgow’s busiest street sexually harassing women. Aye – you’re a catch, mate #MeToo.”

Venus Barrett said she was 18 when Ahmed approached her on Glasgow's Buchanan Street three years ago.

"He was making me uncomfortable, he tried to kiss me.

"I asked him what he was doing and not to come close to me.

"I had to phone a taxi and ask a member of the public if I could stand next to them because I was so uncomfortable."

Ahmed responded online saying: "It's just a bunch of guys talking to a bunch of girls. If the female declines to speak, the male has to respect that and leave."

"No-one is at risk of rape or assault. I have women in my family that I love dearly and this is a terrible accusation for me and them."



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