Kilburn teenager jailed for kidnapping Willesden man

Martin Kinsella has been jailed for four years

Martin Kinsella has been jailed for four years - Credit: Archant

Martin Kinsella forced his victim to drive him and his friends around for the night

A Kilburn teenager who continuously bullied a 35-year-old man before subjecting him to a kidnapping ordeal has been jailed.

Martin Kinsella, 19, of Carlton Vale, made his victim to drive him and his friends around for the night on July 5 last year.

Harrow Crown Court heard Kinsella forced his way into his victim’s flat in Church Road, Willesden, and threatened him with a screwdriver if he refused to comply.

He was eventually snared when the victim called the police when he was alone and officers stopped the car in Watford.


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Yesterday, Kinsella was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of kidnap last month.

DC Karen Beck, from Brent Police, said: “Thanks to the bravery of the victim we have been able to put a very unpleasant individual into prison. “Kinsella represents all that is wrong with today’s society and Brent police will continue to pursue and prosecute members of the criminal fraternity.”

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