Harlesden man jailed for life for kidnap and torture of drug dealer
PUBLISHED: 14:55 07 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:58 07 August 2013
A Harlesden man who kidnapped, tortured and murdered a drug dealer who owed his flat mate money has been jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 22 years today.
Kamil Dreszer, 27, of Greenhill Park Road, was part of a gang who snatched Andrzej Kulesza after forcing their way into his friend’s home at 4am on September 19, 2010.
The Old Bailey heard the 27-year-old victim was involved in dealing cannabis and amphetamines and was in debt to Grzegorz Misiak who lived with Dreszer.
Mr Kulesza’s remains were found dumped in a field in Northamptonshire seven months later with a ligature around his neck.
Evidence presented in court showed he was taken to Dreszer and Misiak’s flat where he was beaten with a metal bar, spat on and force-fed amphetamines and alcohol.
He was ordered to do press-ups and when he couldn’t was beaten again.
His girlfriend found out he had been kidnapped and she would need to pay a ransom after she calling friends and acquaintances querying his whereabouts.
She was called by her boyfriend who was crying and screaming while pleading with her to help him by paying his kidnappers.
She borrowed £300 from a friend and handed over the cash to another man at a rendezvous point in Edmonton but despite promises that Mr Kulesza would be released another demand for £500 was made before the calls abruptly ended.
The court heard Artur Janik, 27, from Woking, Daniel Kosowski, 40, from Newham, east London, and another man came to the flat to collected Mr Kulesza’s body and with Dreszer they travelled to Northants to dump it before they returned to London.
yesterday, Dreszer was found guilty yesterday of murder, kidnapping, false imprisonment and preventing the lawful burial and disposal of a corpse.
Judge Timothy Pontious told him: “Your part in the murder of Andrezj Kulesza was a significant one.
“I accept, however that Misiak is properly regarded as the ringleader.”
Janik was convicted of manslaughter, kidnapping, false imprisonment and preventing the lawful burial and disposal of a corpse, and Kosowski was found guilty of preventing the lawful burial and disposal of a corpse.
Janik was sentenced to 11 years and Kosowski 30 months.
Misiak was arrested and bailed in connection with Andrzej’s murder but died in a car crash in Poland in July 2012.
He had been extradited to Poland on matters of extortion, fraud and assault.
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