Two men who poured kettles of boiling water over an elderly couple in a terrifying raid on their home have been jailed for life.
Kacey Adams, 33, Daniel Wallace, and an unidentified third man, tied up John Buswell, and his wife Janis, 64, and repeatedly assaulted them as they demanded money. They made off with around £50,000 and were arrested on a plane at Heathrow Airport after returning from a shopping spree in Dubai. Their luggage was found to contain more than £18,000 of luxury goods, including Versace and Gucci clothes. In the video footage, police officers are seen opening the door to the plane and walking inside. After speaking with cabin crew, the men are let inside and walk through the plane until they find Adams and Wallace. They pin the men’s hands to the seat in front and handcuff them.
In the horrific attack, Adams and Wallace poured boiling water from a kettle over the couple’s heads and bodies in an horrific two-hour ordeal, having already beaten them and threatened them with a knife and a hot iron. Adams and Wallace eventually fled at around 11pm with stolen cash and jewellery. Last month, both men admitted aggravated burglary and causing grievous bodily harm with intent after bursting into the property, tying up and torturing their victims.
In a separate case Adams and Wallace were also previously convicted of conspiracy to commit murder following a drive-by shotgun shooting in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, on May 10 2016, left a victim with serious injuries including the loss of sight in one eye. Both men were today sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court to life imprisonment with a minimum of 12-and-a-half years each behind bars before they are considered for parole.
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