Four jailed for kidnap and torture in Brixton

Written by on June 24, 2016 in Crime, News - 6 Comments

Three of four people jailed last week for kidnapping and torturing a vulnerable 32-year-old man for four days are from Brixton.

All were sentenced at Inner London Crown Court after being found not guilty during in trial at the same court.

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Poppy Wick

Poppy Wick, 23, of Lambert Road Brixton, was found guilty of false imprisonment, robbery and causing grievous bodily harm (GBH).

She was sentenced to five-and-a-half years for false imprisonment; two years for robbery; and three years for GBH. The sentences will run concurrently. She will serve half of the five-and-a-half years and serve the rest on licence.

Adam Jayne-Connell, 26, from the Isle of Wight, was found guilty of false imprisonment and was sentenced to four years imprisonment. He will serve half of his sentence and spend the rest on licence.

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Sam Kay

Sam Kay, 27 of Lambert Road Brixton, was found guilty and sentenced to five-and-a-half years for false imprisonment; two years for robbery and 18 months for actual bodily harm. The sentences will run concurrently; he will serve half of the five-and-a-half years in prison and spend the rest on licence.

Dane Wick

Dane Wick

Dane Wick, 21, of Lambert Road Brixton, was found guilty of false imprisonment and was given a suspended sentence, a 30-day rehabilitation order and a three-month curfew (between 7pm and 7am).

Luke Nibblett, 24, of Shroffold Road Bromley, was found not guilty.

The court heard that on 19 August 2013, at 9.40pm, officers in Lambeth received reports that a man was being held hostage and tortured at an address in Brixton.

Police went to the house and Poppy Wick answered the door. She claimed to be alone, but officers searched the property and found the victim sitting in a corner. He was surrounded by Jayne-Connell and Dane Wick. Kay – who was not present at the time – was arrested at a later date.

The victim, who was covered in cuts and bruises, was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries; he has since made a full recovery.

Lambeth CID launched an investigation and discovered that the victim, who is autistic and extremely vulnerable, had been held captive for four days. His mobile phone and bank card were stolen. His bank card was used at cash machines to withdraw money from his account.

All five were charged in November 2014.

Acting Detective Sergeant Loy Hartwell of Lambeth CID said: “This was a despicable crime against a vulnerable member of society.

“I am relieved that justice has been served in this case which is, in no small par,t down to the assistance and support of the victim who gave compelling evidence.”

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

6 Comments on "Four jailed for kidnap and torture in Brixton"

  1. Alex July 6, 2016 at 5:14 am ·

    So why is the oldest one not in jail?Dane took off my brother 2k over a year he would go down St Matthews club get my brother drunk on a sat night and rob him can’t prove it as brother was drunk but Dane always seemed loaded after on a Sunday despite him being poor on the Saturday night I heard he even took vast amounts of his father’s money when he was in a care home he would brag to us all down the club I hope he don’t come in the club when I am there as I will take him to the police if he has done this kind of thing to us what has he done to others as for the others I think I aw them all on Jeremy Kyle Sam and Adam thought they was unstoppable they are seriously unpopular right now dragged up..a bar of soap for a start with Dane he’s no way 21 more 61 snm

  2. diane magro July 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm ·

    Samson Kay, is my Godson and I am appalled by what I have just read that he has done, he was brought up in a loving family home. I am also gutted to think that they are not serving the full sentence and that shall be out on license. my heart goes out to the poor man the did this to

  3. alex June 30, 2016 at 2:56 pm ·

    I know dane—he took off my brother nothing surprises me he’s a theif

  4. Naomi June 30, 2016 at 11:44 am ·

    Disgusting pieces of shit and an vulnerable person at that what is this justice system playing at they should of got life i know ppl who have done less things than that and got more sentence

    • Tara July 2, 2016 at 5:25 pm ·

      This brickston log is full of shit for starters they got adam and dane age wrong adam is not 26 years old he’s 24 years old in Jan fucking people need to get there facts right before writing shit about people yes they may have done wrong but the news paper people have wrote it wrong as well fucking cunts !!!!!

      • Alan Slingsby July 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm ·

        Age came from police

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