Two men who carried out a violent kidnap at gunpoint and demanded an £80,000 ransom have been jailed.
Oral Lattibeaudire and Kevin Jones gagged, beat and pistol-whipped their 41-yearold victim after snatching him from the street in Brixton, south London.
They bundled him into a car in October last year and took him to an unoccupied flat in nearby Norwood before making their demand.
It was only thanks to a tipoff that armed police rescued the unnamed Jamaican hostage a day after his capture, and they had to shoot Lattibeaudire in the stomach in order to secure his release.
Lattibeaudire (30) - also known as Michael Palmer - of Avery Road in Smethwick, was found guilty at Middlesex Guildhall of false imprisonment, blackmail and firearms-related offences. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Jones (26) of Drake Road, also Smethwick, was handed a 17-year jail term following convictions for kidnap, false imprisonment and blackmail.
Officers caught the kidnappers after intelligence led them to a white Audi car in Peckham, south east London, on the night of October 7.
When confronted by police, Lattibeaudire pointed a handgun at one of the officers and was shot. Medical aid was given at the scene and he was taken to King's College Hospital with stomach wounds.
The hostage was discovered safe on the rear seat of the Audi with his hands and feet bound.
Jones was arrested a short time later in a car in Brixton.