'Vigilante' fathers guilty of assault

Two vigilante fathers who held captive and tortured an 18-year-old man they suspected of selling heroin to their children were yesterday convicted of assault by an Old Bailey jury.

John Smith, of Poplar, east London, was jailed for four years for falsely imprisoning the man and for 30 months, to run concurrently, for causing him actual bodily harm. Thomas Robinson, also from Poplar, was convicted of actual bodily harm and remanded on bail until 25 March, when he will be sentenced.

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