DRUG barons tortured an illegal immigrant in a Bedfont cannabis factory before killing him, a court heard last week.

Tran Nguyen was repeatedly beaten by a 6ft 9in hired 'heavy' at the factory in New Road in November 2006, jurors at Cardiff Crown Court were told.

The father-of-two was then driven to a hospital in Wales, where he was dumped, and died of head injuries the following night.

His alleged attackers, including Thanh Van Le, 31, Son Van Nhu, 24, and Cong Van Le, 48, all of Canterbury Road, Feltham, deny murder.

The trial continues.