Two drug dealers were jailed for kidnapping a man during which attempts were made to saw off his arm. Chester Crown Court was told dealer Daniel Morris, 22, and his lackey Joseph Kimmance, 24, kidnapped Colin Carter as he walked through Victoria Park in Macclesfield in August.
Two drug dealers were jailed for kidnapping a man during which attempts were made to saw off his arm.
Chester Crown Court was told dealer Daniel Morris, 22, and his lackey Joseph Kimmance, 24, kidnapped Colin Carter as he walked through Victoria Park in Macclesfield in August.
They frogmarched him to a car, bundled him in and drove him to a house in town where they beat him up before Kimmance repeatedly hacked at his arm with a saw.
The ordeal, which lasted more than two hours, led the judge to call Kimmance a ‘sadist’.
The court heard how their terrified victim escaped twice but was dragged back.
They finally drove him to secluded spot and rolled him down an embankment.
Andrew Green, counsel for the prosecution, told the court how Mr Carter, who lived in Macclesfield with his partner and daughter, would regularly buy drugs from Morris – but got into debt.
When he failed to pay Kimmance, Morris went to his Macclesfield home and beat him up.
Mr Green said: “By the end of August the complainant was still in debt and he knew they would find him and on August 31 they did.”
After Kimmance and Morris caught Mr Carter at Victoria Park, they drove him to a house.
Mr Green said: “Morris held a knife to the complainant’s cheek and elbowed him in the eye. He passed out and woke up minutes later in a dog basket on the floor in the kitchen.”
Morris ordered him to put his arm on the table, threatening ‘your digits are coming off’, before leaving the room and whispering with Kimmance, who came running back in with a saw.
Mr Green said: “He whacked down hard on to his left forearm and started cutting into it with a sawing motion.
“Kimmance was pressing down hard and sawed at his arm four times – the victim said he could see the veins inside the injury.”
Kimmance handed him a plastic bag to cover the wound, before telling him: ‘You are getting it lad, you’re coming to Liverpool and we are going to link you up to the mains and electrocute you. You won’t be coming back’.
When their backs were turned, he managed to escape twice but was caught and driven away before being pushed down an embankment. He spent three days in Macclesfield Hospital.
Michael Heggarty, defending Kimmance, told the judge his client had entered an early guilty plea but accepted he had a long previous record of violence. Defending Morris, Mark Le Brocq said the defendant was of previous good character and was not in the room during the saw attack.
Judge Elgin Edwards told Kimmance: “You caused real terror in the mind of the victim to whom you behaved very sadistically.”
Morris, of Banksbarn, Skelmersdale, admitted assault and kidnapping and was jailed for four years.
Kimmance, of Ormskirk, was jailed for six years after admitting kidnap and wounding. Their victim now lives in a safe house with his family in fear for his life.