Published: 14/07/2012 09:00 - Updated: 14/07/2012 10:13

Gang jailed for torture of Wick man

Five men were jailed for the kidnapping and torture of James Ross.
Five men were jailed for the kidnapping and torture of James Ross.

Five men who were found guilty of kidnapping and torturing a Wick man in the Algarve have been jailed in Portugal.

James Ross, 28, was abducted from Faro Airport in October 2010 when he was subjected to horrific torture by the group of men for 13 days.

Following the guilty verdict, Steven Johnson was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment, the maximum penalty under Portuguese Law.

Calum Macleod was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, William Quinn was sentenced to eight years imprisonment, Terrance McGurk was sentenced to eight years imprisonment and Ronnie Rose was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment.

The five men have been held in custody since 2010 when they were arrested following an investigation by the Portuguese Counter Terrorism Unit of the Judicial Police in partnership with the British authorities.

Ross suffered severe mutilation when he was held hostage, including losing an ear, fingers, toes, and a severed testicle and tendons.

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