Northampton man, 41, sentenced to six years for kidnapping police officer

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He’ll also serve five years on extended licence

A Northampton man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail after admitting kidnapping a police officer in Northampton in March this year.

Leon Adam Turay, aged 41, formerly of Shakespeare Road in the town, was also ordered to serve a further five years on extended licence and pay a £190 surcharge to fund victim services when he appeared at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday (December 14). Details of the case cannot be reported for legal reasons.

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Turay pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment, dangerous driving, and assault by beating of an emergency worker at a previous hearing on September 30. Northamptonshire Police confirmed those charges will remain on file. Following sentencing, lead investigator, PC Luisa Garcia Webb of the Northamptonshire Police CID team, said: “This was an extremely serious and dangerous incident and I hope Turay is aware he is fortunate that his actions did not cause serious injury or death to a serving police officer.”