Crime

Jail terms for men involved in kidnapping of victim who had his initials carved on his forehead

Jail sentences for men involved in kidnapping, wounding, and witness intimidation of teenage victim. Image: Met Police

Jail sentences for men involved in kidnapping, wounding, and witness intimidation of teenage victim. Image: Met Police

The Met Police have revealed that two men have been jailed for kidnapping and torturing their victim and carving his initials on his forehead.

19 year old Yousaf Khan from Fulham Palace Road was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment, with an extended period of five years on licence.

18 year old Xavier Christopher from Eastcote Lane, Northolt has been jailed for eight years with an extended period of five years on licence.

They both pleaded guilty to kidnap, false imprisonment and wounding at Isleworth Crown Court.

The court heard the two men subjected their teenage victim to a prolonged period of abuse and torture.

Khan punched the victim hard in the face before producing a flick-knife and holding it under the victim’s eye.

He then used the knife to carve his initials across the victim’s forehead.

Christopher then took the knife, cut the victim, and carved letters onto his arm.

Having been repeatedly tortured for a period of almost three hours and urinated on, the victim agreed to take the two to his home to get money.

23 year old Sameer Khan, 23 from Fulham Palace Road pleaded guilty to witness intimidation and was jailed for 2 years.

The three men were sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday 29th May 2015.

Detective Constable Michael Currie said:

The victim was put through a horrific ordeal by someone he trusted as a friend. He and his family were strong and supported the investigation throughout despite being intimidated by others.

With evidence stacked against them, the three defendants had no option but to plead guilty. I hope this sentence allows the victim to move on and demonstrates that this type of action will be met with the full force of the law.

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