The UK's fastest-growing regional news network
9°C | 7°C
14°C | 10°C
12°C | 6°C
See the full forecast for your area.
Sponsored by Britelite.
Home Canterbury News Article
A Canterbury man teamed up with his brother to carry out a terrifying attack... just nine days after a parole board ruled he was safe to be released from jail.
Mohammed Kobir Uddin, of Wincheap, had been given an indeterminate sentence in 2006 for a nasty robbery.
That meant the 32-year-old would remain locked up until the authorities ruled he no longer posed a threat to society.
"It opened while we were driving and I put my leg out of the door while Kabir was holding my throat and beating me..." - victim of the Uddin brothers
"At first all seemed friendly and the two shook hands and Dobir then asked him to get into his car which he did," he said.
But in the car, the brothers began arguing with him and threatened to drive him to London and kill him.
Mr Fowler added: "Fortunately Mr Dilsoz saw a policeman as they were driving round and he was now in fear for his life. He managed to kick the door open as Dobir climbed over and grabbed him by the throat.
"Mr Dilsoz was trying to get out of the car even though it was moving and he was being punched. By now he was desperately struggling and managed to get out.
"Police officers then arrived and could see someone's leg poking out of the door and one of them shouted: 'Police, what are you doing?'
"Kobir then stood up and Mr Dilsoz then crawled out of the car and explained to the officers that he had been held against his will. He was later taken to hospital."
The victim, speaking through an interpreter, told the jury: "I got into the car and Kobir grabbed me and told Dobs to drive off.
"Kobir was asking for between £520 and £560, but they didn't tell me what for. I was holding my phone intending to dial 999, but I didn't get a chance to dial.
"I tried very hard to open the door, but at first it wouldn't open. But next time it opened while we were driving and I put my leg out of the door while Kabir was holding my throat and beating me.
"When I got out of the car they tried to get me back inside. I was screaming."
Judge Simon James told the brothers the debt by Dilsoz was "in some way associated with drugs".
He said: "You then subjected your victim to a terrifying ordeal, taking him in a car to various parts of Folkestone. He was threatened that he would be killed and you told him you intended to take him to London where his body would be dumped.
"Such was the victim's fear that he sought to escape by jumping from a moving car, thereby injuring himself further.
"Once outside the car you continued to restrain him until he literally crawled on hands and knees into the arms of the police.
"Neither of you has shown any remorse and you clearly consider yourself above the law."
Stories you might have missed
Click here for more news from Canterbury.
Click here for more news from around the county.