A VENGEFUL torturer from Harlesden faces more than two decades behind bars for helping to kidnap and kill a Polish man in an ‘appalling’ episode of violence.
Kamil Dreszer, 27, of Greenhill Park, was part of a gang that murdered Andrzej Kulesza, 27, whose body was found in a wooded area near Northampton with a ligature around his neck months after he was last seen.
The Old Bailey heard the schemers beat up one of Mr Kulesza’s friends and used his mobile to contact the victim to lure him to Dreszer’s home in a dispute over an unpaid drugs debt.
The victim’s girlfriend was told he had been kidnapped and she would need to pay a ransom.
She was then contacted by Mr Kulesza who pleaded with her to help him and provide cash and said his kidnappers were going to kill him.
She handed over £300 in cash to another man at a rendezvous point off the North Circular, in Edmonton, north London, but calls ended after further cash was demanded.
Mr Kulesza was beaten with a metal bar, spat on and force-fed amphetamines and alcohol while inside the property in Harlesden.
In the early hours of September 21, 2010, it is believed that Dreszer, his co-conspirators and another man collected the victim’s body and travelled to Northampton before returning to London.
The victim’s remains were not found until the following April when a dog walker stumbled across the Pole’s remains in a field containing tall grass near Rothersthorpe outside Northampton.
The subsequent post-mortem examination failed to establish a cause of death but there were several fractures to the bones and a black webbing strap was found round his neck.
Dreszer was found guilty of murder, kidnapping, false imprisonment and preventing the lawful burial and disposal of a corpse at the Old Bailey on Tuesday last week.
He was sentenced the following day to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 22 years.
He was sentenced alongside Artur Janik, 27, of Willowmead Close, Goldsworth Park, Woking, who was found guilty of manslaughter, kidnapping, false imprisonment and preventing the lawful burial and disposal of a corpse. He was given 11 years’ jail.
Daniel Kosowski, 40, of Henry Adlington Close, Beckton, east London, was found guilty of preventing the lawful burial and disposal of a corpse and was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment.
Investigating officer DCI Andy Chalmers said: ““They acted in an appalling manner and one can only imagine the physical and emotional trauma Andrzej suffered during the hours he was held captive.”