The trio put the victim through a horrific ordeal
THREE men who kidnapped and tortured a teenager have been jailed for 17 years.
Yousaf Khan, 19 of Fulham Palace Road, London and Xavier Christopher, 18, of Eastcote Lane, Northolt, lured a teenager to a secluded alleyway where they tried to rob him.
When it became apparent that the victim had no money, the pair subjected him to a prolonged period of abuse and torture, making repeated threats towards him and his family.
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.
The victim was instructed to go inside, wearing his moped helmet so that no one would see his injuries. They also told him to keep his phone on so they could hear what he was saying. Once inside however, he received a call from his uncle, which cut off the connection to the suspect’s phone, giving him the opportunity to raise the alarm.
Police arrested Yousaf Khan the next day. Christopher was identified and arrested within the week. Both were subsequently charged and remanded in custody.
Whilst in custody and awaiting trial, Yousef Khan’s brother Sameer Khan made a number of unsuccessful approaches to the victim, trying to dissuade him from giving evidence in court. He came across the victim and called ahead to an associate who attacked the victim in the street whilst Sameer Khan looked on.
Both Khan and Christopher pleaded guilty to kidnap, false imprisonment and wounding at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday, 5 February.
Sameer Khan, 23 of Peabody Estate, Fulham Palace Road, London W6, also pleaded guilty to witness intimidation in February at Isleworth Crown Court.
On May (29) at the same court, Yousaf Khan was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment, with an extended period of five years on licence.
Christopher was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment with an extended period of five years on licence.
Sameer Khan, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.
Detective Constable Michael Currie said: “trio put the 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.”