Three men were jailed yesterday following a brutal attack on two men in a South London restaurant in January last year. We can assume that the men were not overly concerned about the police intervening as they only began the attack once they believed the two men were actually undercover officers:
After being mistaken for police officers they were beaten with baseball bats and tortured in an ordeal that lasted several hours. Mr Smith was told during his ordeal that he was going to be "chopped into pieces", shovelled into bin liners and dumped "where no one could find him".
On complaining of thirst during the attack one victim was offered a cup of his own blood to drink.
It's uncertain at the moment whether the men were listening to K-Billy's "Super Sounds of the Seventies" weekend while all this was happening.
The three men received nine year sentences while a fourth man was cleared of all charges. The victims had been trying to buy fake passports at the time and eventually escaped, although still bound with electrical wire, to find help from the public.
In an unrelated case a man and a woman were arrested yesterday after police discovered over 300 fake passports in a series of dawn raids.