Five jailed over kidnap and false imprisonment of man in Slough

Five jailed over kidnap and false imprisonment of man in Slough

Georgia Bayes (top left), Ruban Butt (top centre), Alasan Manneh (top right), Marcus West (bottom left), Aisha Butt (bottom right)

A group of five people involved in the kidnap and false imprisonment of a man in Slough have been jailed.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was parked in his car in the town centre on August 1 when two people, Aisha Butt and Ruban Butt approached his vehicle.

Aisha, 22, of Long Readings Lane, got into the front passenger seat while Ruban, 18, also of Long Readings Lane, sat in the back.

The teenager brandished a knife and threatened his victim and told him to drive away.

Police said the driver was forced to travel to various locations in Slough before being taken to a flat in Lynch Hill where he was subjected to further threats of violence.

He was released the following day but Ruban Butt stole his car.

A police investigation has now led to five people being sentenced to more than 20 years in prison between them over the kidnap.

  • Ruban Butt, 18, of Long Readings Lane, Slough, has been jailed for seven years and two months after being found guilty of one count of grievous bodily harm, kidnap, possession of a bladed article and theft.
  • Aisha Butt, 22, of Long Readings Lane, Slough, has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of one count of kidnap and one count of theft.
  • Alasan Manneh, 18, of Bromycroft Road, Slough, has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of one count of kidnap and one count of possession of a bladed article. 
  • Marcus West, 27, of Lismore Park, Slough, has been jailed for two years and six months after being found guilty of one count of false imprisonment.
  • Georgia Bayes, 25, of Lynch Hill Lane, Slough, has been jailed for one year and nine months after being found guilty of one count of false imprisonment.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Abdi Awil, based at Slough police station, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim who was taken against his will and subjected to multiple threats throughout the incident.

“I would like to acknowledge his bravery in coming forward and reporting this to us.

“I am pleased that all five individuals involved in this incident have been found guilty of their actions and have now been sentenced to time in jail.

“Thames Valley Police does not tolerate this behaviour and this case shows that we will work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice.”

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