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Trio sentenced after boss tied up and threatened in Carlisle

Carlisle Crown Court
Carlisle Crown Court

[T]HREE men who tied up and threatened to kill their boss in Carlisle have been sentenced at the city’s crown court.

The three Lithuanian nationals turned on employer Nerijus Jasiunas as a row over their unpaid charity clothes collection wages took a sinister turn.

Police swooped on an address at Currock Road after Mr Jasiunas made a 999 call on the afternoon of February 11. Mr Jasiunas’s hands and feet had been bound, but he was released unhurt. All of the men were said to have been “extremely drunk” at the time.

At the crown court today (TUES), Ernestaz Kojelis, 27, Irmantas Petravicius, 25, and 20-year-old Vakaris Broska each admitted an affray charge.

Hearing the three men had been held in custody since their arrests, Judge Peter Hughes QC imposed six-month jail sentences, suspended for two years, in each case.

Kojelis and Broska, of Currock Road, Carlisle, and Petravicius, of Rugby, Warwickshire, were also made subject to five-year restraining orders preventing any contact with their victim or his family.

“Your conduct,” Judge Hughes told the trio, “was completely out or order and totally unacceptable”.

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