Kid­nap gang who as­saulted man jailed at court

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

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