Torture' gang jailed for Tilbury and Horndon-on-the-Hill break-ins - BBC News - bbc.co.uk
Seven men have been jailed for violent break-ins that a judge said were the worst she had seen in 25 years.
The two break-ins, in September 2017, saw a pensioner in his 70s hit over the head by a metal file and a man in his 30s and two young children "tortured".
The crimes occurred in the Essex towns of Tilbury and Horndon-on-the-Hill, Basildon Crown Court heard.
The men, from Hackney, Grays and Stratford were given jail sentences ranging from 10 to 28 years. [read more BBC]