Tom Schofield Defends in Coventry Kidnap Trial

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

A court, in Warwick, heard that the victim was seized by a gang from the street at gunpoint in broad daylight and had one of his fingers cut off to back up their ransom demands to the victim’s family.

A gang was caught after the police raided the Coventry address where the victim, Damion Lowe, was held.  At Warwick Crown Court six men admitted to their involvement whilst four others denie charges of false imprisonment, blackmail and grievous bodily harm with intent. The court heard from the prosecutor " To enforce the gang's demand for money, when they met resistance from the hostage's family over their demands for amounts fo up to £60,000, they cut off his finger".

The trial continues in which Tom Schofield defends in.

Please click here to read the article by the Express and Star.

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