Three men kidnapped and tortured man while playing 'All That She Wants' by Ace of Base

Trio filmed attack which took place as Swedish pop group’s biggest hit played in background

Adam Forrest
Monday 22 October 2018 16:31
Judge said Darryl Clough was 'clearly the ringleader'
Judge said Darryl Clough was 'clearly the ringleader'

Three men have been found guilty of kidnapping and torturing a man while playing the song All That She Wants by Ace of Base, a court heard.

Darryl Clough, 28, Andrew Moore, 37, and Marcus Hart, 25, bundled Glenn Mullen into a borrowed taxi before breaking both his finger and nose, the jury at Plymouth Crown Court was told.

The men threw the 46-year-old victim into a river in Plymouth at the end his hour-long ordeal on 31 March.

The trio were convicted because they filmed the attack - which took place to a soundtrack of the Swedish pop group’s biggest hit - and uploaded the evidence to Snapchat. The jury were shown the video.

All three men were found guilty of false imprisonment, while Mr Moore was also found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Mr Clough admitted punching and slapping Mr Mullen and telling his friend Mr Hart to bend back his fingers, which his friend did.

He said that they had pushed the victim into a river to “teach him a lesson”. Mr Clough claimed Mr Mullen was a drug dealer who had stolen money from them.

Mr Moore admitted driving his father’s taxi and told the court the group of friends had been out looking for drugs.

The driver also claimed that Mr Mullen was a drug dealer and was giving them directions to find crack cocaine and heroin at around 3am.

Police managed to make out the licence plate number of the Peugeot taxi in the video, linking it to Mr Moor. Detectives backed up the footage with CCTV coverage.

The Honourable Mr Justice James Dingemans said Mr Clough was “clearly the ringleader” of the attack.

But he agreed to postpone sentencing until 9 November at Exeter Crown court to allow time for a psychiatric report and a probation report on Mr Clough.

He remanded all three men until that date, telling them all sentencing options “including, inevitably, that of custody” would be considered.

Justice Dingemans thanked detectives for “the excellence of their investigation in a difficult case”.