Bewdley man admits conspiracy to kidnap charge

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A BEWDLEY man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap.

Robert Collins, 58, of Eastham Court, Severnside, Bewdley, will be sentenced after the trial of five men from the Birmingham area, who all deny charges in connection with the same incident involving Wasim Yaqub..

The 37-year-old was allegedly unlawfully taken away while walking in Upton Road, Kidderminster, at 9.55pm on Saturday, August 3, last year. He was found injured in the street in Horselea Croft, Alum Rock, Birmingham, at 2.15am on Monday, August 5.

Collins pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap between June 11 and August 4 last year.

A second man, Robert Watters, 47, of Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, has also admitted conspiracy to kidnap and a charge of false imprisonment between August 2 and August 6.

Five others are due to stand trial at Worcester Crown Court on July 29.

Tariq Mahmood, 41, of Castle Hill Drive, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, denies conspiracy to kidnap, false imprisonment, causing grievous bodily harm with intent and wounding with intent.

Tehery Mahmood, 37, of Mears Drive, Stechford, Birmingham, denies false imprisonment and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Paul Murray, 42, of no fixed address, denies conspiracy to kidnap, grievous bodily harm with intent and wounding with intent.

Steven Taylor, 37, of Johnstone Street, Aston, Birmingham. denies false imprisonment and wounding with intent.

Kulbir Bains, 40, of Meadowcroft, Gilson Road, Birmingham, denies conspiracy to kidnap and grievous bodily harm with intent.

The kidnap charges are between June 11 and August 4 and all other charges between August 2 and August 6 last year.

The trial is expected to last up to six weeks. Custody time limits were extended and all five were remanded in custody.

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