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Abbey Wood man sent to jail for false imprisonment

PUBLISHED: 13:14 11 October 2012

Andre Phillips

Andre Phillips

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An Abbey Wood man was one of three sentenced to a total of 33 years in jail for holding a man hostage against his will in Charlton.

Andre Phillips, 21, of Rossdale Close, was sentenced to nine years for false imprisonment. Lyndon Johnson, 24, of Waltham Forest and Jamelle Baptiste, 19, of Kidbrooke, were both sentenced to 12 years in jail each for false imprisonment, possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an offence and assault.

It was the conclusion of a four week trial at Woolwich Crown Court on October 5. All three had pleaded not guilty to the incident on January 19 of this year.

Det Sgt Mark Smith, who led the investigation, said: “The victim went through a terrifying ordeal and I am pleased with the sentence the three men have received - they are dangerous individuals and are now behind bars.”

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