Amjed Khan, 39, of Parys Road, Luton, alongside his son, Sufian Khan, 18, of the same address, have been sentenced to 11 years after attempting to blackmail two families for vast sums of cash.
During the campaign of intimidation, Amjed Khan and his son made numerous threats to the families, and even commissioned aggravated burglaries of the victims’ homes in order to extort the funds they demanded.
The offences took place over a number of months from December 2016, coming to a head with the break-ins at each family’s property on 7 March 2017.
Both father and son used a Taser and a noxious spray to carried out burglaries in Luton.
Amjed and his son took this opportunity to single out recipients of this misguided generosity, and held them personally responsible for the loss of his money.”
Amjed Khan was sentenced to nine years imprisonment. Sufian Khan, who was under 18 at the time of the offences, was sentenced to two years suspended for 12 months, a
Detective Constable Tracey Joyce, said, “The victims’ lives were made a living hell during this long period of intimidation and violence, and they were incredibly brave in coming forward. I would like to thank them, for their courage has helped to secure this conviction and ensure Amjed Khan is now behind bars.”