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Torturer convicted for the second time

PUBLISHED: 09:24 29 January 2016

Kamil Dreszer was found guilty of murder, kidnapping, false imprisonment and preventing the lawful burial and disposal of a corpse.

Kamil Dreszer was found guilty of murder, kidnapping, false imprisonment and preventing the lawful burial and disposal of a corpse.

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A gangster who tortured and murdered an associate over a £300 drugs debt has been jailed for at least 22 years for the "brutal cruel and inhuman killing".

Kamil Dreszer, 29, lured Andrzej Kulesza, 28, from his home in Stamford Hill before snatching him off the street.

Mr Kulesza was locked up and savagely beaten as he begged his partner Katarzyna Grabowska by text to raise the money to keep him alive.

He had told her he was going to buy a pint of milk but she never saw him again.

She paid the £300 ransom money but the captors murdered him before dumping his body in long grass in a field on the outskirts of Northampton, where a dog walker found his remains dismembered and partly decomposed.

Dreszer was found guilty of the murder at the Old Bailey for a second time on Thursday after his 2013 conviction was overturned following an appeal.

Judge Anthony Morris QC said: “It’s difficult to imagine that human beings can behave in such a way to another human being.”

Jailing him for life on Friday he added: “This was, on any view, a brutal cruel and inhuman killing which took place over a period of several days.

“This was a murder carried out as punishment for Mr Kulesza and to encourage others who might not be inclined to pay you your debts.’

The court heard Mr Kulesza was a drug dealer involved in “cash for crash” scams, and had gone into hiding because he owed money to Polish gangsters Dreszer and Gregorz Misiak, who has since died in a car crash in Poland.

The pair managed to track him down by threatening to kill his pal Krysztof Gozdz unless he told them where Mr Kulesza was.

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