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Cou­ple scalded with wa­ter in raid on home

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Elm­ley Prison, Shep­pey. Pros­e­cu­tor Brid­get Todd asked for the re­main­ing charges to be left on file.

Tracy Ayling QC, pros­e­cut­ing at the pre­vi­ous hear­ing, said the three men burst into the cou­ple’s home on April 26 last year and bound them with cable ties.

“They pro­ceeded to pour boil­ing wa­ter over them in or­der to ex­tract from them the com­bi­na­tions of two safes in the prop­erty,” she said.

They poured the wa­ter twice on the wife and once on her hus­band, who were held cap­tive for two hours. An at­tempt to cut off the hus­band’s ears was also made.

The gang stole cash, jew­ellery, watches, pre­mium bonds, for­eign cur­rency, cheque cards, doc­u­men­ta­tion, a CCTV sys­tem, mo­dem and con­tents of a drawer.

Wal­lace, of Barn House, St Mary’s, Bark­ing, Es­sex, Adams, of Covert Road, Hain­ault, Il­ford, Es­sex, and Mor­ris, of Down­hall Road, Rayleigh, Es­sex, have all

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