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Birmingham crowbar attackers jailed for kidnap

Darren Hunt, Darren Hunt Junior and Dean Poyner Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Darren Hunt, Darren Hunt Junior and Dean Poyner denied charges including kidnap, false imprisonment and burglary with intent to cause grievous bodily harm

Three men, including a father and son, have been jailed for attacking houses and threatening people with crowbars.

Darren Hunt, 41, and his son Darren Hunt Junior, 21, both of Chelmar Road, Solihull, received nine and a half and six and a half years respectively.

Dean Poyner, 46, from Stonebridge Road, Coleshill, was given a nine and half year jail term.

All three denied charges of kidnap, false imprisonment and burglary with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

They also denied charges of conspiracy to kidnap, but were found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court in December.

In February last year, the masked men attacked houses in Tile Cross and Shard End, West Midlands Police said.

Officers said three people were forced into accommodation in the grounds of a pub in Hockley Heath and threatened with crowbars.

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