Jamie Sawyer and Dan Taylor secure convictions of “torture gang” for offences of aggravated burglary and robbery, following a four-week trial at Basildon Crown Court. The defendants were sentenced to a total of 127 years imprisonment.

January 25, 2019

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]