Man jailed for imprisoning Louth teenager
A MAN who imprisoned a Louth teenager in what has been described as a 'terrifying attack.' has been jailed.
Jalwinder Sing Kang, 38, from Heyworth Road in Leicester has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting and unlawfully imprisoning 19-year-old Bethany Harland-Jaines from Louth.
The incident happened a year ago on September 16.
Police were called to the Northgate area of the town at 3.25am following reports of a possible street robbery.
Officers were told Kang had approached Miss Harland-Jaines in the street where he held her against her will, saying he had a knife.
At some point during the incident, Miss Harland-Jaines managed to escape and was able to flag down a passing police officer on patrol.
Kang was still in the vicinity of Northgate when he was located by police and arrested.
Kang was officially charged with assault and unlawful imprisonment in May. He entered an early guilty plea to the offences when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court last week.
Judge Michael Heath said: "The incident was a terrifying attack on a lone female that she is never likely to forget."
Speaking following the sentencing of Kang, PC Tim Ridgeway said: "The police and victim are pleased with the sentence passed by Judge Heath and it demonstrates the firm stance taken by all involved in the prosecution."