Jailed: Thugs who used 16-year-old girl as ‘honeytrap’ to beat man with baseball bats

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Richard Bereczki (left) and Adeel Abbas (right) have been jailed after assaulting a man with baseball bats. (SWNS)

A pair of thugs who lured a man into a house using a 16-year-old girl who acted as a “honeytrap” before beating him with baseball bats have been jailed.

Adeel Abbas, 26, and Richard Bereczki, 21, used the teenager to entice the victim to meet at a house where they tied him up in a cellar and beat him up.

The girl, who cannot be named, had been speaking to the 25-year-old victim over Snapchat and invited him to the home in Batley, West Yorkshire, on 30 May last year.

Leeds Crown Court heard how she asked him to go upstairs into a bedroom, where he was cornered by Abbas and Bereczki and two other men who were all armed with baseball bats.

The court heard how the teenager locked the door before the “sustained” and “brutal” assault, which left the victim covered in blood and with a fractured leg.

The men, both from Batley, had a dispute with the victim over drugs and intended to take him to the moors but he managed to escape and find help.

Judge Simon Phillips QC said: "This was a sustained and brutal assault.

Adeel Abbas and Richard Bereczki were jailed at Leeds Crown Court. (Wikipedia)

"There was deliberate targeting of a vulnerable victim who was trapped in a locked house, having been lured there.

"You intended to cause him more serious harm. You intended to take him to the moors. He was fearful as to what was going to happen to him.

"You orchestrated this attack."

The court heard how the victim had his wrists bound with cord and was told he was going to be taken to the moors.

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Christopher Dunn, prosecuting, said the victim was taken outside and was about to be bundled into the back of a car but managed to escape.

He was taken to hospital with multiple injuries to his head and body including a fractured leg.

Dunn said the victim told police what had happened to him during the incident but he was too frightened to name his attackers.

He eventually identified Abbas and Bereczki after being given assurances by detectives that he would be protected.

Richard Bereczki was recruited as a lookout and also used his mobile phone to light up the cellar during the attack. (SWNS)

The teenage girl, now 17, pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and was made the subject of a 12-month supervision order.

Ben Campbell, representing Abbas, said the defendant committed the offences at a time he was using drugs and is sorry for what he had done.

Neil Fryman, representing Bereczki, said his client pleaded guilty to the offence on the basis that he did not join in the violence.

He said Bereczki, Abbas's neighbour, was recruited as a lookout and also used his mobile phone to light up the cellar during the attack.

Abbas was jailed for a total of nine years after he pleaded guilty to wounding with intent on the day he was due to stand trial.

Bereczki was jailed for seven years and two months after pleading guilty to wounding with intent.

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