A Droylsden man was sentenced to ten years in prison after he pleaded guilty to kidnap, blackmail and false imprisonment yesterday.
Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard how Isaac Hodges was involved in the attack and brutal abduction of a Salford man. He joined three other offenders who were sentenced in earlier hearings of kidnap, wounding with intent and attempted blackmail. Clifton Cameron will face 11 and a half years in prison, with Ashley Clarke receiving 11 years and Alexander Valenksy seven and a half.
The 27-year-old victim was pulled from his car after being chased by the gang on Oldfield Street, Salford. He was abducted and tortured as the men repeatedly beat and stamped on him; he was tied up and scolded with boiling water after being stabbed in the leg.
Detective Constable Dan Worthington said: "The impact of this incident on the victim cannot be overstated, so it is only right that these offenders have today been given lengthy sentences.
"Since the police received the report, we have had to work very hard on this investigation, with particular assistance from the Crown Prosecution Service and Forensic Science Service and I hope today's result will help the victim's recovery."
The victim’s horrific ordeal happened on Tuesday November 10 2009, and lasted for six hours.
The gang forced the victim to contact his brother to bring cash immediately, as they held him for ransom.
The criminals met the victim's brother in Ardwick where they took the payment off him.
The victim only escaped to safety after being left alone long enough to untie the cable around his hands. After alerting neighbours, he was taken to hospital where he spent three days recovering.