Kidnap gang who assaulted man jailed at court
Four men who violently kidnapped a Peterborough man and demanded thousands of pounds from him have been jailed for a total of more than 35 years.
On the evening of December 18 last year (2016), the victim, a man in his 20s, was at his home in Peterborough when he heard a knock at the door. Before opening it he asked who it was and a man replied saying it was the police. He opened the door and was greeted by two men who told him they wanted to speak with him about a matter in Ilford and asked him to get into their car. He told his wife to call the police to check the situation. On hearing this the two men barged their way into the house, covered the victim’s head with a jumper and bundled him into the back of a car. The men took his mobile phone from him and said he owed them £20,000, stating ‘you’re going to tell people you owe the money’, before beating him around the head. The group arrived at a gym in Dagenham where the victim was threatened with rape and continued to be assaulted. He was eventually released.
Tyssen Newland, of Treecot Drive in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, was sentenced to 14 years in prison, while Alex Callcut, of Highfield Road in Romford, and Nigel Collins, of Fremantle Road in Ilford, were both given 10 years. Ross Bright, of Highfield Road in Romford, was jailed for three-and-a-half years.
All four men were charged with conspiracy to kidnap earlier this year, with Bright and Newland admitting the charge.