EXCLUSIVE: 4 buddies ‘who abducted British public schoolboy in Italy and tortured him sooner than difficult £6,000 ransom’ are to head on trial
- Police traced the telephone of Brit Sam Demilecamps to a dingy flat in Ancona, Italy
- The sufferer was once left for over every week to survive scraps and claims he was once tortured
- Mr Demilecamps is reported to have spent closing summer time with the 4 accused
- Legal professional denies kidnap plot accusations and all fees in opposition to the chums
4 persons are to head on trial accused of kidnapping a British former public schoolboy in Italy and keeping him chained to a stepladder in a atypical £6,000 ransom plot.
Sam Demilecamps, 26, was once discovered by way of police closing yr in a darkened room after police traced his cell phone to a dingy flat the place he were left over scraps for 8 days.
Officials had been alerted after he texted his circle of relatives and informed them he was once being tortured and overwhelmed by way of the gang, who informed he would now not be loose him until he paid them off.
British detectives alerted opposite numbers in Italy and Mr Demilecamps was once present in an condominium at Monte San Giusto close to Ancona when they sign from his telephone was once traced.
Sam Demilecamps, now 26, stated he was once held captive for 8 days in Monte San Giusto, central Italy, by way of a gang who, he claimed, beat and tortured him, and fed him ‘leftovers like a canine’
Aurora Carpani, right here 20, is among the workforce of 4 arrested over the abduction of the Briton
The 3 males and a girl had been briefly rounded up after the incident closing October sooner than being launched below area arrest whilst fees of kidnapping and extortion had been investigated.
At a initial listening to Mr Demilecamps, who was once trained at a £36,000 a yr Lord Wandsworth Faculty in Hampshire, informed the court docket he were abducted 200 miles away in Florence whilst staying at a hostel.
He was once bundled right into a van and pushed to Monte San Giusto, describing his kidnap he stated: ‘My captors had observed me spending lavishly. They kicked and punched me, used a taser and pepper spray, then dragged me right into a automotive and gave me tranquilisers.
‘They drove me to Monte San Giusto. I used to be held underwater in a tub and overwhelmed.’
He added how he had despatched texts to friends and family inquiring for them to ship him cash as briefly as conceivable however as an alternative his divorced folks Patrick Demilcamps and Jalaleh McCall, alerted police and the plot was once foiled.
However simply days days later eyebrows had been raised after photos emerged of him partying together with his alleged kidnappers with some claiming it’ll have all been a part of a plot to get cash from his unsuspecting circle of relatives.
This was once fuelled after it emerged he knew all 4 kidnappers neatly after spending a lot of the summer time of 2021 within the corporate of his alleged kidnappers, Rubens Beliga Gnaga, 19, Ahemd Rajraji, 22, Dona Conte, 23, and his female friend Aurora Carpani, 21.
Rajraji even had a video of Mr Demilecamps diving off rocks right into a river with the gang – apparently none the more serious for put on.
Then again previous this week all 4 gave the impression in court docket in Macerata and opted for a quick monitor trial which was once granted by way of a pass judgement on following a closed doorways listening to which lasted lower than an hour and which Mr Demilecamps didn’t attend.
Vando Scheggia, Rajraji’s legal professional, spoke for the 4 and informed MailOnline: ‘As we now have all the time stated this was once no kidnap plot and my shopper and the opposite accused all deny the costs in opposition to them.
‘All of them knew every different and we now have proven how all of them knew every different, Mr Demilecamps boasted how rich he was once however in reality he didn’t have very a lot. He was once within the flat of his personal loose will and he was once now not tortured or overwhelmed.
‘He were lent cash by way of the 4 they usually allowed him to stick within the flat whilst he organized to get them the cash he owed them – that’s it, not anything extra this isn’t some Mafiosi kidnap it’s very trivial.’
Mr Scheggia added: ‘Mr Demilecamps was once now not handcuffed to the step ladder, slightly he had the others handcuff him in order that when he despatched photos to his circle of relatives they may see he was once in misery and ship the cash.’
It isn’t the primary time Mr Demilecamps, who lives in Brighton, who describes himself as an ‘adrenaline junkie’ has made the headlines – in 2016 he broke a vertebra after jumping 180ft into the ocean from a cliff at Taormina, Sicily, for a big gamble.
Pass judgement on Federico Zampaoli ordered the 4 to face trial in December and if convicted on kidnap and extortion might be jailed for as much as 30 years.