Gang enforcers jailed
TWO gangland who posed as police officers and put a man through a terrifying ordeal have each been jailed for five years.
Matthew Parr (38), of Davenport, Harlow and Adam Woolf (26), of Nightingales, Bishop’s Stortford, turned up at the home of Joseph Cook, in Moulton Chapel, near Spalding, on June 24 last year, claiming to be from the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
They told Mr Cook (58) he was being arrested for cigarette smuggling, handcuffed him, then bundled him into a car and dumped him on the roadside after 100 yards. They shot him with a stun gun and gave him two black eyes and a bleeding nose.
Both men admitted kidnap, assault and possessing an illegal stun gun and were jailed at Lincoln Crown Court yesterday.
The court heard that the pair were with an unknown third man, who they claimed brought the stun gun and police outfits.
They were sent by a gang in Essex to enforce a £135,000 debt owed by Mr Cook to a Newcastle organised crime gang.
Mr Cook had been working for the Newcastle gang but was blamed for two lorry loads of contraband cigarettes being seized by the authorities.