Charlton kidnappers from Abbey Wood, Kidbrooke and Waltham Forest jailed

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THREE kidnappers who held a man in Charlton and demanded a £5,000 ransom from his family and friends have been jailed for a total of 33 years.

Woolwich Crown Court heard how on January 19 this year the trio snatched their 20-year-old victim from Charlton Lane, taking him in a cab to an address in nearby Greenbay Road.

He had been lured to the scene by old school friend Andre Phillips, aged 21, of Rosedale Close, Abbey Wood, on the pretext of buying iPhones from him.

Once kidnapped, he was forced to ring family and friends, asking them to hand over £5,000, but when he failed to raise the money, the men threatened to kill him.

After police were alerted to the incident, they traced the men to the address and discovered the victim being assaulted and threatened with a shotgun.

Phillips was caught trying to run away from the scene while accomplices Jamelle Baptiste, aged 19, of Wricklemarsh Road, Kidbrooke, and 24-year-old Lyndon Johnson, from Waltham Forest, were found hiding in nearby back gardens.

On October 5, Johnson and Baptiste each received a total 12 years in prison for false imprisonment, possessing a firearm, possessing a firearm with intent to commit an offence and assault.

Phillips received a nine-year sentence for false imprisonment.

They had denied all the charges.

Detective Sergeant Mick Smith, from Greenwich police, said: "The victim went through a terrifying ordeal and I am pleased with the sentence the three men have received - they are dangerous individuals and are now behind bars.

"Police in Greenwich would like to thank all the witnesses that came forward and called police when they noticed the victim being assaulted. They probably saved his life by calling us.

"I hope that this sends a clear message to anyone else trying to extort money whilst using violence and guns."

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3:42pm Wed 10 Oct 12

rarecockneyguvnor says...

Theses thugs need a spell in a military glass house to teach them this is not how we do things in my country one time our children could play fo otball or even play out side the over crowded terrance house we could even leave our latch key in the door and no one would dare to go into another persons house this is what this country was like we need iron fist approach to these criminal thugs and the glass house would not be forgoten as these poeople would never forgot what it was like in the glass house and would never offend again.ThaNk yoU.”

Yawn !!
Theses thugs need a spell in a military glass house to teach them this is not how we do things in my country one time our children could play fo otball or even play out side the over crowded terrance house we could even leave our latch key in the door and no one would dare to go into another persons house this is what this country was like we need iron fist approach to these criminal thugs and the glass house would not be forgoten as these poeople would never forgot what it was like in the glass house and would never offend again.ThaNk yoU.” Yawn !! rarecockneyguvnor

10:54am Thu 11 Oct 12

the wall says...

Not to clever this lot.
Not to clever this lot. the wall

11:24am Thu 11 Oct 12

Lukeyboy says...

you got barbecue shrimp, boiled shrimp, baked shrimp, saute shrimp, shrimp-keebab, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried shrimp, deep fried shrimp, shrimp stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. in fact...we got every type of shrimp.
you got barbecue shrimp, boiled shrimp, baked shrimp, saute shrimp, shrimp-keebab, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried shrimp, deep fried shrimp, shrimp stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. in fact...we got every type of shrimp. Lukeyboy

11:34am Thu 11 Oct 12

Gypo.Joe says...

OK Bubba
OK Bubba Gypo.Joe

11:39am Thu 11 Oct 12

Lukeyboy says...

me and jennie were like peas and car-rots
me and jennie were like peas and car-rots Lukeyboy

11:51am Thu 11 Oct 12

Gypo.Joe says...

My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me Bubba. Just like one of them ol' redneck boys.
My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me Bubba. Just like one of them ol' redneck boys. Gypo.Joe

1:57pm Thu 11 Oct 12

BNPerry says...

WHAT A SURPRISE
WHAT A SURPRISE BNPerry

2:26pm Thu 11 Oct 12

the wall says...

BNPerry wrote:
WHAT A SURPRISE
What is ?
[quote][p][bold]BNPerry[/bold] wrote: WHAT A SURPRISE[/p][/quote]What is ? the wall

9:30am Fri 12 Oct 12

papaleigh says...

not the sharpest gang of filth but hey ho at least they are behind bars for a decent length of time so well done everyone concerned in getting these filth merchants where they belong!
not the sharpest gang of filth but hey ho at least they are behind bars for a decent length of time so well done everyone concerned in getting these filth merchants where they belong! papaleigh

9:49am Fri 12 Oct 12

Harry Flannel says...

Its either mobile phones getting stolen or gang crime with guns and knives on here
Its either mobile phones getting stolen or gang crime with guns and knives on here Harry Flannel

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