‘Extremely dangerous’ kidnapper who tied up 67-year-old man and held him hostage for THREE days after blindfolding him at knifepoint is jailed for 14 years


‘Extremely dangerous’ kidnapper who tied up 67-year-old man and held him hostage for THREE days after blindfolding him at knifepoint is jailed for 14 years

‘Extremely dangerous’ kidnapper who tied up 67-year-old man and held him hostage for THREE days after blindfolding him at knifepoint is jailed for 14 years

  • Jason Daniels kidnapped his victim after breaking into the 67-year-old’s home
  • The ‘insensitive’ criminal held his victim hostage and forced him to send money

By Louis Goss

Published: 2:34 p.m. EDT, July 30, 2023 | Update: 6:38 p.m. EDT, July 30, 2023

An ‘extremely dangerous’ kidnapper who broke into the home of a 67-year-old man, tied him up and held him captive for three days, has been jailed for 14 years.

Jason Daniels, 43, from Maidenhead, bound his victim with duct tape after breaking into his home in Staines-upon-Thames on January 9.

The ‘insensitive’ criminal then kidnapped his victim, held her at knifepoint and forced the 67-year-old to transfer lump sums to his bank account.

The kidnapper was arrested after the victim’s son showed up at his father’s house to check on his well-being and discovered the 67-year-old looked sick and was waving someone in the room .

Surrey Police described the ‘traumatic’ incident as ‘something out of a psychological thriller’ as detectives called Daniels an ‘extremely dangerous and callous individual’.

Jason Daniels, 43 (pictured), kidnapped his 67-year-old victim and forced him to send money to his bank account

Daniels has now been jailed for 14 years after being arrested and convicted of kidnapping, robbery and false imprisonment at Kingston Crown Court.

The horrific incident began after the 67-year-old victim was woken by Daniels breaking into her home at 5am on January 9.

The victim was in turn left on his bed, unable to move, after having his eyes and mouth covered and his hands and feet tied with duct tape.

Daniels later returned to untie his victim, at which point he forced him to transfer a lump sum of money to his bank account.

The victim was then taken to his car and driven through a multi-storey car park in Maidenhead, before being taken to a building and blindfolded again.

He was then repeatedly forced to transfer sums of money to Daniel’s bank account and tell the bank that the money was for construction work on his house.

The 67-year-old was told that if he didn’t do what he was told, his sons would be harmed.

Daniels eventually told his victim to arrange a meeting with his son at his home, to assure him that everything was fine after the son repeatedly tried to call his father’s phone.

After driving the victim to his home in Staines-upon-Thames, Daniels then hid in the downstairs bedroom, while the 67-year-old met his son, in an attempt to reassure him.

Daniels was jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of kidnapping, robbery, false imprisonment and possession of a blade at Kingston Crown Court (pictured)

The plan to reassure the son, however, backfired, after he noticed that his father looked sick and seemed to be waving another person inside the house.

His son, in turn, called the ambulance, at which time the victim revealed he had been abducted and held against his will for three days.

Daniels was later arrested by Thames Valley Police driving his victim’s Range Rover near the victim’s home address.

He was convicted and sentenced to 14 years for kidnapping, 14 years and two months for false imprisonment, 14 years and two months for robbery and two years and eight months for possession of a blade, all sentences to be served concurrently. .

The investigating officer, Detective Constable Claire Catcheside, said: ‘This was an extremely traumatic situation for the victim and this is reflected in the sentencing today against Daniels.

“This man is an extremely dangerous and callous individual who will spend the foreseeable future behind bars, where he belongs. »

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