Blackmail trial in York
5:54am 9th August 2010
Charged with blackmailing a 55 year old York man after making threats to harm his son.
The trial of 31 year old Abdul Raman Habib from Manchester starts at York Crown Court this morning.
It's alleged that Habib conspired with 3 other men in this blackmail conspiracy.
That trio have already stood trial - and were sentenced to a total of 19 years between them in December.
Now Habib's on trial for his part in the abduction of a 26 year old man from York, who was held captive in Manchester.
The victim's dad then received a ransom demand for £12,000. That allegedly related to an unpaid debt.
The 26 year old was saved 3 days later by police - and arrests were made.
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