5 jailed for over 50 years in Gainsborough torture case

From top left: Alvaras Sepronas, Jurgita Makaroviene, Egidijus Zukauskas, Vidas Aleksandravicius & Andrivs Svetickas

5 people who tortured and imprisoned a drug addict in Gainsborough have been jailed for a total of more than 50 years.

During a 2 hour ordeal the victim Lee Torrance was kicked, punched, handcuffed and a handgun put into his mouth. 

He was also subjected to waterboarding by his captors.

He'd gone to the house on Ashcroft Road looking for MCat back in 2015 and was invited in - before the attack began. 

During the trial Mr Torrance described in graphic detail the ordeal that lasted at least two hours.

He said "I went to the house to score drugs. I rang the bell and didn't get an answer. I went round the back and jumped over the fence.

"A man opened the door and told me to go in and sit down."

He said the man went to speak to two women who he believed were also buying drugs and then began the attack.

"He started punching me all over. There was no warning.

"I didn't try to fight back. A woman came from the living room and she was punching me as well. They were beating hell out of me.

"They put handcuffs on me. Then they put me into the corner of the room. Both of them were hitting me and punching me. They were kicking me all over.

"He had a gun. I was petrified. He poked it into my mouth and on my head."

All 5 defendants were found guilty on the 5th of October for charges of false imprisonment.

They include:

•44-year-old Alvaras Sepronas, of Ashcroft Road, Gainsborough, who has also been found guilty of possessing two firearms with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of drugs with intent to supply. He received 18 years in jail.

•35-year-old Jurgita Makaroviene, of Ashcroft Road, Gainsborough, who has also been found guilty of possession of drugs with intent to supply. She received 5 years in prison.

•44-year-old Egidijus Zukauskas, of Ashcroft Road, Gainsborough. He received 10 years in prison.

•50-year-old Vidas Aleksandravicius, of Parnell Street, Gainsborough. He received 10 years in prison.

•27-year-old Andrivs Svetickas, of Parnell Street, Gainsborough. He received 7 years in prison.

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