An Ashfield man has been jailed for four years after admitting his involvement in a “campaign of violence”.
Kacper Wojciechowski, aged 22, of Nottingham Road, Kirkby, is one of seven men jailed for a number of offences relating to kidnap and violence.
The court heard how the offences began on November 24, 2014, when one of the men, Lukasz Kielb, drove his friend Kacper Wojciechowski to a house in New Basford, Nottingham
There, Nottingham Crown Court heard, 20-year-old Kielb dragged Wojciechowski into the cellar and, with the help of Mark Duffus, tied him up, scalded him with boiling water, beat him with a knuckleduster and a metal pole, and slashed his arms and legs with knives.
At 6am the next day, Wojciechowski, who had suffered a broken nose and cheekbone, and numerous cuts to his arms and legs, which needed stitches, escaped the cellar and called 999.
But Wojciechowski told police he did not know who had attacked him and sought his own revenge.
He enlisted the help of his three brothers, Bartlomiej, Sebastian and Grzegorz, and brother-in-law Marcin Borowczak, in an “act of payback”.
On December 21, 2014 the brothers, rammed the Fiat Ulysee they were travelling in into the back of a Rover containing Kielb on Bobbersmill Road, Bobbers Mill.
They dragged him from the vehicle and bundled him into the boot of their car, before driving to an area of wasteland off Alfreton Road, where they subjected him to a violent assault.
The court heard they forced him back into the boot, but were met by police as they returned to the main road.
Kielb had suffered life-threatening head injuries, which later required stitches, as well as an open fracture to his hand, which required surgery.
Kielb and Duffus were subsequently arrested and charged for their involvement in the initial assault on Wojciehowski.
Wojciehowski was jailed for four years for kidnap and four years for causing grievous bodily harm, to run concurrently, after admitting the charges.
His brothers Grezegorz, 24, of Langtry Grove, New Basford, 30-year-old Sebastian,from Woodborough Road, Mapperley, and 36-year-old brother-in-law Borowczak, also of Langtry Grove, admitted the same charges and received identical sentences.
Kielb, of Atherton Rise, Aspley, and 39-year-old Duffus, of Beckenham Road, Radford, admitted false imprisonment and causing GBH and were each jailed for four years for each offence, to run concurrently,
Bartlomiej Wojciehowski, 28, of no fixed address, was jailed for three years after admitting causing GBH.
All the men, except for Duffus, will be deported to Poland once they have served their sentences.
Detective Constable Emma Pollard said: “We can’t be sure what motivated this campaign of violence, but what we are sure of is each and everyone’s involvement.”
She praised the member of public who raised the alarm, as well as the officers who chased the fleeing men.
She said: “It wasn’t just CCTV that bore witness to this violent lunchtime assault in Bobbers Mill, it was a number of passers-by.
“While the attack was between known associates, we cannot underestimate its proximity to law-abiding members of the public and the psychological impact it may have had on them.
“Seven very violent men have now been removed from our neighbourhoods, making the streets of Nottinghamshire a safer place to be.”