Man jailed after kidnap ‘ordeal’

A SCARBOROUGH man has been jailed for six years after kidnapping a woman and subjecting her to a “terrifying ordeal”.

Alexander McCloskey, 29, of Eastborough, was sentenced alongside two other men for a combined sentence of 28 years after they were found guilty of kidnap, production of cannabis and possession of criminal proceeds.

Alexander Galley, 29, was sentenced to 12 years and Tyron Jarvis, also 29, was handed a 10 year sentence.

McCloskey was caged for his role in the kidnap.

Sheffield Crown Court heard that on the evening of Thursday, March 3 last year, a woman reported to police she had earlier been forced into a van and kidnapped from the Denaby Main area, near Doncaster, and then later assaulted before being released.

Officers said the victim was held for several hours on waste ground in a dispute over drugs money.

Eventually the woman was let go and made her way home.

She then immediately reported the crime and was able to name the three men who had held her against her will.

The court heard that on receiving the report, officers attended the addresses of the men and arrested them on suspicion of kidnap.

As part of the investigation, properties owned by the men were searched and officers discovered large quantities of cash amounting to £42,000 in Galley’s home which was seized.

On searching properties owned by Jarvis, two cannabis factories were also discovered and dismantled, with 47 plants and a street value of approximately £11,000, seized and destroyed.

All three men were found guilty after a three-week trial.

Detective Constable Andy Shields, who led the investigation said: “The victim in this case was subjected to a terrifying ordeal and the sentences imposed reflect the serious nature of the crimes committed and should serve as a warning and deterrent to those involved in organised and drug related crime.

“I hope that this reinforces a message from police that this type of criminality will not be tolerated.”