'Kidnapped' man from Radford was 'chilled out' in bedroom with captors
A MAN who claimed he had been kidnapped to extort £3,000 from his two brothers had been seen looking "chilled out" that night in a bedroom with his alleged captors, a jury heard.
Tamjeed Ali was smoking cannabis in Cromwell Road, Radford, in January.
Detectives found him there, apparently kidnapped, in January.
Perry Mason and Kieron Martt have admitted their guilt in relation to the blackmail, jurors at Tamjeed's trial heard.
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He denies having a role in the blackmail of his brothers, Forhad and Tanveer Ali, or perverting the course of justice.
Prosecutors alleged that all three tried to extort money out of Tamjeed's brothers.
Tamjeed, 19, of Cromwell Road, told police he had been kidnapped in an alleyway between Cromwell Road and Portland Street before being taken to the house.
He alleged the men contacted his brothers and threatened him with a knife.
But the court heard that during the investigation it became clear to police that Tamjeed was complicit in the blackmail of his brothers.
Perry Mason's grandmother Valerie Mason said she saw all three men in her grandson's bedroom. Mason was on his phone, while Martt and Tamjeed were using an XBox. She saw Tamjeed with "a spliff" in his mouth.
Stephen Kemp, prosecuting, asked Mrs Mason: "How did Tamjeed seem to you, when you saw him?"
"Chilled... chilled out," she told Nottingham Crown Court.
Forhad Ali said on Monday that he received a telephone call from a man saying they had his brother.
The mystery caller said they would hurt his brother unless he came up with £3,000.
Forhad Ali was told he only had five to ten minutes to raise the cash and to leave it on a children's slide. He even heard his brother's voice – sounding like he was in pain.
The alleged incident ended when police went to Cromwell Road.
Mrs Mason said her grandson came into her bedroom to say police were at the door.
The case continues.