A former Olympic hopeful has been jailed for 12 years after kidnapping and torturing a man for money.

Ex-Great Britain bobsleigh team member Julian Hughes-John, 31, of Luxembourg Close, Luton, was found guilty of kidnap and GBH with intent.

Hughes-John and two others bundled their victim into a van and hammered a drill bit into his ankle in March last year, Luton Crown Court heard.

The three thought the man had access to large amounts of money.

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