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Shed torture trio release by 2011

L to R: David Lehane, Amanda Baggus and Scott Andrews
The trio repeatedly tortured Kevin Davies in the shed

Three people who imprisoned and tortured a man in the Forest of Dean are to be released after serving half of their sentences.

In 2007, Amanda Baggus, David Lehane and Scott Andrews were sentenced to a total of 29 years for the unlawful imprisonment of Kevin Davies.

Mr Davies died after being locked up in a shed in Bream and repeatedly beaten.

The Attorney General's office has confirmed that the trio will be released in 2011.

Baggus and Lehane were jailed for 10 years, and Andrews for nine.

Murder charges

Forest of Dean MP, Mark Harper, has raised the case during questions in the House of Commons.

He said: "I am appalled that these three people will be back out on the streets in just three years' time.

"They are responsible for a chain of events that led to the death of an innocent and defenceless young man.

"I have heard a chilling account of how Mr Davies was treated. He was frequently assaulted, fed scraps from the table, burned and locked up for hours on end."

After an inquest, Mr Davies's mother, Elizabeth James, said the jailers should have faced murder charges and deserved the death penalty.

Police first arrested the trio on suspicion of murder, after finding a bizarre videotaped interview they had made with Mr Davies.

That charge was dropped because police could not prove that Mr Davies's epilepsy had not contributed to his death.

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