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Mapperley man among seven jailed for “campaign of violence”


A man from Mapperley was among seven jailed for their involvement in a tit-for-tat case of kidnap and violence.

Sebastian Wojciechowski, 30, of Woodborough Road in Mapperley, was today jailed for a total of eight years for kidnap and causing grievous bodily harm.

The offences began on the evening of Monday, November 24 2014 when Lukasz Kielb drove his friend Kacper Wojciechowski to a house in Rosetta Road, New Basford. There he dragged him into the cellar and, with the help of Mark Duffus, tied him up, scalded him with boiling water, beat him with a knuckleduster and a metal pole, and slashed his arms and legs with knives.

SENTENCED: Sebastian Wojchiechowski
SENTENCED: Sebastian Wojchiechowski

At 6am the next day Wojciechowski escaped the cellar and called 999. He suffered a broken nose and cheekbone, and numerous cuts to his arms and legs, which required stitches.

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Despite Wojciechowski claiming he didn’t know his assailants a police investigation was launched.

Instead of reporting Kielb to police, Wojciechowski took the law into his own hands. He enlisted the help of his three brothers, Bartlomiej, Sebastian and Grzegorz, and brother-in-law Marcin Borowczak, in an act of payback.

At 12.35pm on Sunday, December 21, 2014 the brothers, travelling in a Fiat Ulysee in Bobbersmill Road, Bobbers Mill, rammed the back of the Rover in which Kielb was travelling. They dragged him from the vehicle and bundled him into the boot of their car, before driving to an area of wasteland off Alfreton Road where they subjected him to a violent assault.

They forced him back into the boot but as they approached the main road they were met by police.

Kielb suffered life threatening head injuries, which later required stitches, as well as an open fracture to his hand, which required surgery.

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It was through questioning by detectives that the full extent of the offences was revealed. Kielb and Duffus were subsequently arrested and charged for their involvement.

All seven men pleaded guilty to the following charges at previous hearings and, on Friday (11 March 2016) at Nottingham Crown Court, were sentenced:

• Twenty-year-old Lukasz Kielb, of Atherton Rise in Aspley, and Mark Duffus, 39, of Beckenham Road in Radford, were each jailed for four years for false imprisonment and four years for causing grievous bodily harm, to run concurrently.
• Twenty-two-year-old Kacper Wojciechowski, of Nottingham Road in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Grzegorz Wojciechowski, 24, of Langtry Grove in New Basford, Sebastian Wojciechowski, 30, of Woodborough Road in Mapperley, and Marcin Borowczak, 36, of Langtry Grove in New Basford, each received jail terms of four years for kidnap and four years for causing grievous bodily harm, to run concurrently.
• Bartlomiej Wojciechowski, 28, of no fixed address, was jailed for three years for causing grievous bodily harm.

All but Duffus will be deported once they have served their sentences.

Detective Constable Emma Pollard said: “We can’t be sure what motivated this campaign of violence, but what we are sure of is each and everyone’s involvement, thanks to a thorough investigation.

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“This really was a team effort — from the member of public who raised the alarm in Bobbers Mill and the officers who chased down the fleeing men, to the detectives who scrutinised CCTV and interviewed the suspects.

“The use of plastic sheeting in the cellar during Kacper’s torture, followed by a thorough wipe-down, meant any evidence of the attack was invisible to the naked eye. But this clean-up job was no match for the forensics team at Key Forensic Services. They were able to ascertain, through use of specialist blood seeking equipment and spatter pattern analysis, the exact location and nature of the attack.

“Let’s not forget it wasn’t just CCTV that bore witness to this violent lunchtime assault in Bobbers Mill, it was a number of passers-by. While the attack was between known associates, we cannot underestimate its proximity to law-abiding members of the public and the psychological impact it may have had on them.

“Seven very violent men have now been removed from our neighbourhoods, making the streets of Nottingham a safer place to be.”

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