Teen tortured in Birmingham 'for knocking over drink'

Written by on June 19, 2019

A 15-year-old was held captive for almost six hours and tortured for knocking over a drink, police said.

The boy was slashed with a knife, burned with cigarettes, attacked with a curtain pole and had his genitals burned with a lighter, West Midlands Police said.

The attack was led by Kyle Ashton and 18-year-old twins Christopher and Lucy Pyatt-Pierce at a flat in Highgate, Birmingham on 29 September.

The trio have now been jailed.

The force said Ashton, 19, instigated the attack at a flat in New Moseley Road, after the boy spilled a drink on the floor.

The visitor offered to clear up the mess, but Ashton demanded he lick it up and poured a Pot Noodle over his head when he refused, police added.

Christopher Pyatt-Pierce punched the teenager several times, police said, while his sister Lucy goaded her co-defendants to lash out, and filmed it on her mobile phone.

The force said he was freed at 05:00 and found by a member of the public wandering the streets in just a t-shirt.

The three offenders were arrested on 1 October.

On Friday, at Birmingham Crown Court, Ashton, of no fixed abode, was jailed for eight years after being found guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and false imprisonment.

Lucy Pyatt-Pierce, of Ashby Road in Burton-upon-Trent, was jailed for four years having been found guilty on the same counts.

While, Christopher Pyatt-Pierce, from Glendower Road, Perry Barr, was given a two-year sentence having been found guilty of grievous bodily harm plus false imprisonment.

Det Const Sarah Proctor, said: “I wish the victim well in his continued recovery from this episode which understandably has had a significant psychological impact.”

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