P Avoids Jail in Kidnapping Plot Case

Ben Jones, Director, represented P in this complex and novel case before the Preston Crown Court.


P was charged with an offence of kidnapping along with 6 co-accused who all elected to stand trial. The case allegedly involved the attempts to kidnap a man who had fled with a substantial amount of drugs money, which he was meant to launder for a drugs gang. Our client had no involvement with the drugs gang but was employed to assist in recovering the debt as he had previously been employed as a bailiff.


A bodged attempt, deemed to be a criminal act of kidnap by the jury, was made to extract the debtor from a hotel in Oldham. Many other attempts to secure the fleeing debtor were made by others in the case.


Following a six week trial all but one of the defendants were convicted. We set about launching a compelling mitigation for our client which resulted in him receiving a suspended prison sentence, whilst the other defendants all received lengthy and immediate prison terms.


Paul Crampin of Carmelite Chambers was instructed in this case.

Read more below:


Lancashire Post - Preston men were involved in conspiracy to kidnap >

Lancashire Post - Gang members jailed after revenge plot to kidnap man who stole £275k from kingpin >

BBC News - Gang jailed over 'written instructions' kidnap plot >


Case represented by Ben Jones, Opus Law.

Part of The Petherbridge Bassra Group


Awarded to Sarah Batty

and Ben Jones.


Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Limited is a Company registered in England and Wales under Company Number 9049249. The registered office is Vintry House, 18-24 Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3LS. A list of Directors is open to inspection at the registered office. The Company is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as a licensed body law practice under number 613817. ‘Petherbridge Bassra’, ‘Opus Law’, ‘Brimble & Co’, ‘Bird & Daniels’ and ‘SH Dad & Co’ are trading names of Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Limited.

© 2018 | Opus Law Limited. Created by