That September 4, 2019, the woman did not come alone: ”She arrived around eleven twenty at night, I let her into my house. He asked me to put the music on loud while I took a bath. And there he was, in the bathtub, when all of a sudden, two tall and strong men, dressed in balaclavas, gloves, boots and military armor and armed with two machetesThey came in and told me: don’t say anything or we’ll kill you, “this well-known tycoon reported to the Civil Guard three days after being assaulted.
They fled from Spain
This Friday, June 11, the trial begins at the Palma de Mallorca Court against the prostitute and the two British assailants, aged 33 and 38, with a background in the United Kingdom, whom the Civil Guard links with the Hells Angels motorcycle gang (Hells Angels), known for committing crimes of a violent nature. All three are accused of colluding to kidnap and rob the businessman in Mallorca in September 2019, taking advantage of the fact that the woman was “perfectly aware of her financial solvency and her family life”. Later, they fled together from Spain to United Kingdom after extorting the man, demanding 150,000 euros under the threat that if he did not pay them they would harm his family.
Scared, businessman he even sent them 134,000 euros before reporting the case to the Civil Guard, who managed to locate the kidnappers in their home the night of the assault thanks to the GPS of the car they rented at the airport when they arrived on the island. The prosecutor asks for 14 and a half years in prison for each of them, while the private prosecution, exercised by attorney Jaime Campaner, requests 21 years in prison. This newspaper has agreed to the police investigation of the case and this is the account of the events.
“A porn star”
“They took me to the bed in my bedroom, they took my mobile phone and my laptop from me to prevent me from calling for help, one of the men closed the curtains. The other sat opposite me. He told me that he had been in the unit of British Army Special Forces, now part of an international criminal network and the prostitute’s husband had hired him to kill me if he didn’t cooperate, “the businessman told the agents.” He spoke with an English accent. He threatened me saying: we will remove your spine as if you were a fishYou are a bad man for paying this woman in exchange for sex. So she asked me if I had kinky sex with her and She accused me of grooming her to be a porn star. “he added.
The businessman admitted to his kidnappers that he had been hiring the woman’s sexual services for years, but assured that he did so because she told him that she wanted to earn money that way. Later, before investigators, the man added that he had been helping the young woman financially for years and that she had stopped practicing prostitution when the two began their relationship: “I met her in Belgium seven years ago, she worked as a prostitute. I had separated from my wife, we became friends, he quit his job and we became boyfriends. She visited me in some of my houses. During the first year, I paid him 10,000 euros a month, and then I reduced it to 6,000 euros a month. We saw each other eight or nine times a year. ”
Kill his daughters
According to the investigations, that night the two assailants and the prostitute held the businessman, naked and wet, for more than an hour at home. “One of them took out his mobile phone and He showed me pictures of my daughters, ages 15 and 20, my ex-wife, and my home in Belgium. He demanded that I give him 150,000 euros or else they would be killed “.
The man, frightened, agreed to make a transfer, but “given the large sum of money that they demanded, he could not make it immediately, since he had to personally contact his bank to authorize the operation”, so the thieves agreed to leave with the promise that his victim would pay soon: “I assured them that it would cause no problems. Before he left, They asked me for all the money I had at home, I gave them 700 euros and 300 pounds And then the three of them left together, warning me that they would keep an eye on me until they received the required amount and that if I reported to the police, they would torture me and kill my family “.
When his kidnappers left, the businessman suffered a heart attack, which made him enter the hospital, where they performed a catheterization. While fighting for his life, the man, worried that the extortionists would comply with their threats and harm his family if he was late in paying, sent the prostitute several messages informing her of his state of health, along with a photograph of him lying on the hospital bed: “I have had a big heart attack and I am in intensive care, I will be in the hospital for many days. Please don’t hurt my children. I’ll pay as soon as I get out of intensive care. “.
The answer was immediate: “No problem, but I have been told that you must pay as soon as possible to avoid further problems.” The businessman insisted: “Tell the men you came with that I had a heart attack and show them the photo.” The woman replied: “They have already seen it.”
The businessman was hospitalized for ten days, during which his extortionists urged him to send them the money and even They tried to raise the blackmail to 250,000 euros for the delay: “Let’s get this over with or I’ll really screw you in every way possible and then I’ll see you again or someone will pay you a visit, or maybe your daughter. “. The man, pressed, agreed and did three bank transfers for a total of 134,000 euros, while asking them for more time to pay the rest, but the threats did not stop: “My patience is over and the best part is that I can make many things happen many times or at the same time and you will not know when or where it will happen. Piece by piece I will take your life leaving you until the end so that you see it fall before you, or blow up, let’s say your cars, your property, the people around you and who are close to you. “A few days after this last message, everyone was arrested.