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Ipswich gang jailed for over 50 years after torturing man with boiling water and electric wires



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Five people have been jailed for a total of more than 50 years after torturing a man in Ipswich, which involved pouring boiling water and sugar over a man while he was tied to a chair.

The group also electrocuted the victim and slashed his back, before putting him in the shower and washing him in an attempt to remove forensic evidence, a court heard in March 2020.

The victim's hair was also shaved off before he was then returned to his bedroom in an incident on October 6, 2019.

Brook Smith, 20, of no fixed address. Picture: Suffolk Police
Brook Smith, 20, of no fixed address. Picture: Suffolk Police

Brook Smith, 20, of no fixed address; Levi Gordon-Williams, 21, of Allenby Road, Ipswich; Connor Smith, 23, of no fixed address; Lukas Kupcikovas, 22, of Domonic Drive, Eltham, London and Mark Robinson, 19, of Great Whip Street, Ipswich, appeared before Basildon Crown Court today.

All five pleaded guilty to the charges of grievous bodily harm between October 5 and October 9, 2019. Gordon-Williams and Connor Smith also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply drugs.

The conviction follows the incident when group the turned up at the victim's home to demand where some missing drugs were.

Mark Robinson, 19, of Great Whip Street, Ipswich. Picture: Suffolk Police
Mark Robinson, 19, of Great Whip Street, Ipswich. Picture: Suffolk Police

After torturing the man and returning him to his bedroom, the group waited downstairs and would check on him every couple of hours and assault him further.

At 8.30am on October 7, the victim escaped and reported the incident to the police.

The men were then arrested between October 18, 2019 and November 20, before being charged with false imprisonment and grievous bodily harm.

The men have been jailed for more than 50 years
The men have been jailed for more than 50 years

The group were jailed to a total of 50 years and one month.

Brook Smith was sentenced to 10 years and five months; Gordon-Williams was handed nine years and four months, and additional six months for possession with intent to supply drugs; Connor Smith was given 10 years and five months for GBH offences and an additional two years for possession with intent to supply drugs. Lukas Kupcikovas was given 10 years and five months, while Mark Robinson was handed a seven year sentence.

DCI Holly Evans said: “This was clearly a horrific experience for the victim to experience and although he was kept for only a few hours the pain, terror and fear he must have felt is unimaginable.

"The victim is still recovering from his injuries but I am sure the mental scars will remain for a very long time”