Acton Blackmailer Threatened Vulnerable Man
Narada Sven Loncke jailed for six years
An Acton man has been sentenced to six years' in jail for blackmailing a vulnerable man with mental health issues.
Narada Sven Loncke, 25, of Maldon Road, Acton pleaded guilty to blackmail at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday, 11 December. He has also been issued with a restraining order.
Between Thursday, 1 October and Wednesday, 28 October, Loncke befriended a 35-year-old man suffering with mental health issues living at an address in Acton.
However, Loncke started threatening the victim and demanded money before forcing him to the post office and withdrawing £600. Loncke demanded his post office card and pin number. Fearing for his safety, the victim gave Loncke what he wanted and Loncke went on to withdraw cash on a daily basis to a value in the region of £3,000.
The vulnerable man confided in a relative about what had happened and the relative contacted police. Loncke was arrested on 28 October and charged the next day.
Detective Constable Joanne Brisbane of Ealing CID, said: "Loncke befriended the victim and abused the position of trust he placed himself in. I thank the victim for his bravery in coming and helping us bring this man to justice. This sentence illustrates that society will not stand for such abhorrent behaviour."
December 18th 2015