FORCED TO SING WHIT­NEY SONGS WITH A BOILED BALLBAG Drug pair jailed for tor­ture

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TWO men forced a kid­nap vic­tim to strip naked and per­form Whit­ney Hous­ton songs after hav­ing BOIL­ING WA­TER poured on his bol­locks.

Sakhawat Hus­sain, 35, and An­dre Clarke, 30, also held a knife to the stom­ach of their vic­tim’s heav­i­lypreg­nant girl­friend.

The pair, who car­ried out the at­tack fol­low­ing a dis­pute over drugs, held their 32-year-old vic­tim pris­oner and used axes, a base­ball bat, a ham­mer and a knife to in­flict se­ri­ous in­juries on him. DRUGS FEUD: Hus­sain and Clarke de­manded songs by Whit­ney Hous­ton two counts of im­pris­on­ment.

Jail­ing both men for 15 years, Judge Robin Mairs said the in­ci­dent had left “last­ing scars” on the vic­tim.

Prose­cu­tors said the de­fen­dants vis­ited Michael De­war, 32, at his home in Healey, Bat­ley, after a dis­pute over 1kg of co­caine.

Clarke told the vic­tim’s preg­nant girl­friend he would “cut it out” if they were not given drugs.

The pair re­turned to the prop­erty three days false later, with fa­ther-of-five Hus­sain blam­ing the man for the al­leged theft of £300,000 of drugs.

Three mem­bers of the man’s fam­ily, in­clud­ing his young son, were then held cap­tive in his home, with the vic­tim be­ing taken to his cel­lar and beaten for sev­eral hours.

He was then taken to a flat in Dews­bury, where he was stripped naked and boil­ing wa­ter poured on his gen­i­tals.

While at the prop­erty, Hus­sain and Clarke forced the vic­tim to sing and dance to Whit­ney Hous­ton songs “for their own amuse­ment”.

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