Kidnap and drugs gang sent down for 28 years

Convicted - Tyron Jarvis.
Convicted - Tyron Jarvis.

THREE men who kidnapped a woman and farmed thousands of pounds of drugs have been banged up for nearly 30 years.

The 38-year-old woman was snatched and held for several hours at the deserted former Earth Centre site in a dispute over drug money.

Convicted - Alexander Galley.

Convicted - Alexander Galley.

She was assaulted by one of the men during her terrifying ordeal before she was set free.

The victim made her way to her home in Denaby where she reported the crime and was able to name the three men who had held her.

Her evidence led to the police discovering a haul of cash and a two cannabis factories worth tens of thosuands of pounds.

Alexander Galley, Tyron Jarvis, and Alexander McCloskey, all 29, have been jailed for a total of 28 years following a three-week court trial in which they were found guilty of the crimes.

Jurors were told that following the woman’s ordeal last March police visited the homes of the trio and arrested them over the kidnap.

As part of the investigation, properties owned by the men were searched. Cash amounting to £42,000 was discovered and seized from Galley.

Two cannabis factories were discovered at properties owned by Jarvis and dismantled, with 47 plants and a street value of approximately £11,000, seized and destroyed.

Galley, of Sandbeck Court, Denaby, was jailed for 12 years at Sheffield Crown Court, for kidnap and possession of criminal proceeds. Jarvis, of Coeben Cottage, Conisbrough, received ten years for kidnap, production of cannabis and possession of criminal proceeds.

McCloskey was sentenced to six years for his involvement in the kidnapping.

Det Cons Andy Shields led the investigation.

Speaking after the case he said: “The victim in this case was subjected to a terrifying ordeal and the sentences imposed reflect the serious nature of the crimes committed and should serve as a warning and deterrent to those involved in organised and drug related crime.

“I hope that this reinforces a message from South Yorkshire Police that this type of criminality will not be tolerated.”