Hereford & Worcester

Kidderminster kidnapping: Three guilty of falsely imprisoning man

Three men from Birmingham have been found guilty of falsely imprisoning a man in Worcestershire.

The victim was taken in Upton Street in Kidderminster on 3 August 2013.

The man, 37, was found two days later in Alum Rock with serious injuries. He was taken to hospital but has since been discharged, police said.

Four other men from Worcestershire and the West Midlands pleaded guilty at Worcester Crown Court to charges linked to the incident.

Kulbir Singh Bains, 42, of Gilson Road, was found guilty of conspiracy to kidnap, false imprisonment and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Tehery Mahmood, 37, also of Gilson Road, was convicted of false imprisonment and causing grievous bodily harm.

Steven Taylor, 38, of Johnstone Street, Aston, was found guilty of false imprisonment.

Two men, Tariq Mahmood and Paul Murray, changed their pleas to guilty during the trial.

Mahmood, 42, of Sandwell Road in Birmingham admitted conspiracy to kidnap, false imprisonment and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Murray, 43, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap, false imprisonment and causing grievous bodily harm.

Robert Collins, 59, of Eastham Court in Bewdley and Robert Watters, 48, of Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap at a hearing in January.

All seven men will be sentenced at Worcester Crown Court on 1 September.

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