Blood found in flat where man was allegedly tortured after being kidnapped near Christchurch Park in Ipswich

The man was allegedly kidnapped close to Christchurch Park, in Ipswich. Picture: GRGG BROWN

The man was allegedly kidnapped close to Christchurch Park, in Ipswich. Picture: GRGG BROWN

Police officers who searched a flat where an Ipswich man was allegedly tortured after being kidnapped at gunpoint found blood stains and a bottle containing acid.

The trial is ongoing at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER

The trial is ongoing at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER - Credit: Archant

A jury in the trial at Ipswich Crown Court of four men accused of being involved in the alleged kidnapping of Aram Mohammidi, of Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, heard that blood stains were found on a sofa and on a skirting board in the flat in Walthamstow.

Blood spattering was found on a wall and there was a footprint in blood on the floor as well as a bottle containing pink liquid which was found to be acid, said Gareth Hughes, prosecuting.

A cigarette lighter, a broken hockey stick and the broken end of a broom handle were also found at the property, the court heard.

It has been alleged that Mr Mohammidi was kidnapped at gunpoint after getting into a car containing three men near Christchurch Park on June 23 last year and was taken to a flat in Walthamstow.


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Mr Mohammidi was allegedly kicked in the head and ribs, beaten with pieces of wood and had a glove put in his mouth.

He was also allegedly blindfolded with a T-shirt and his arms and legs were tied up.

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He also allegedly had acid poured in his eyes and heard someone ask for a hammer before feeling blows to his fingers.

He was eventually put into a black bag before allegedly being taken in a van to Harlow where he was found shirtless and dazed in a car park.

He had two black eyes, bruising all over his body, burn marks on his legs and arms, the fingers on one hand were deformed as if they had been broken or crushed and his wrists had red marks as if he had been tied up.

Before the court are Joao Bernardo, 28, of Woodbridge Road, Ipswich; Joao Rito, 23, of Windsor Road, Ipswich; Abubakar Sheikh, 32, of Buttsbury Road, Ilford and Samuel Nunes-Mercachita, 34, of Canvey Island.

Nunes-Mercachita, Rito and Bernardo have denied kidnap.

Sheikh has denied conspiring to kidnap, false imprisonment and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The trial continues.

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