ONE of the men convicted of the abduction of murdered teenager Kriss Donald changed his name to hide his notorious past.

Zahid Mohammed returned to the High Court in Glasgow more than a decade after he was jailed for five years for his part in the crime which shocked Scotland.

But, a judge heard yesterday he is now known as Yusef Harris. He changed his name, after he was released from jail after serving only two and a half years.

Harris, 33, from Thornliebank, Glasgow, was yesterday jailed for four years for threatening to murder a man who demanded to know why he had four teenagers locked in his car, driving his car at police officers and having a knife in his car. He was also banned from driving for five years.

Prosecutor Tim Niven-Smith revealed that Harris – who has changed his name from Zahid Mohammed – was charged in 2004 with the abduction and murder of Kriss.

Mr Niven-Smith added: “The Crown ultimately accepted that the accused was not present when Kriss Donald was brutally murdered by others. On November 1, 2004 at the High Court in Glasgow the accused pled guilty to assault to injury, assault and abduction and an attempt to defeat the ends of justice and was sentenced to five years in custody and five years monitoring in the community.

“After his release from custody the accused changed his name to Yusef Harris, perhaps due to the notorious nature of the murder of Kriss Donald.”

Harris admitted having a knife, committing a breach of the peace and driving his Volkswagen Golf towards police and later resisting arrest at his home in Main Street, Thornliebank.