IMAGES of a kidnap trio who hit a man with a brick and bundled him into a car have been revealed.

Adam Maxwell, Adam Powney and Regan White were found guilty of the kidnapping in Brighton.

Powney, 33, struck the victim with a brick, while Maxwell, 20, and White, 18, “set upon” him to bundle him into an Audi.

The victim said he was left terrified and in fear for his life, claiming knives had been brandished.

They threatened to slash his arteries and leave him to bleed to death, Brighton Crown Court heard.

He was also threatened with a bottle of Lucozade which he feared may have contained acid.

During the 30-minute ordeal he was threatened and suffered minor injuries as he tried to escape.

“This was the most horrific experience of my life,” he said.

After a trial the trio were found guilty of kidnap and wounding, but were cleared of possessing any knives.

Her Honour Judge Anne Arnold jailed Powney for five years, Maxwell for seven years and nine months, and White for three years and nine months in a young offenders institution.

Their crime was described as “inept” and “incompetent” by their defence barristers, as they abducted the victim in broad daylight in front of CCTV cameras.

They stopped outside the home of one of the men, and then eventually dropped the victim off at his mother’s home during the incident on January 26 last year.

Julian Winship, prosecuting, said the three men had “targeted” the victim, who had a “real sense of fear”.

But he said the drugs motive and connection to the so-called “Scouse Greg” line that Maxwell was a dealer for could not be proved.

Maxwell admitted being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, which increased his sentence.

Richard Barton, defending Maxwell, said: “There was a significant degree of planning but all the three defendants were inept rather than professional. The kidnapping took place in broad daylight in front of CCTV cameras.

“They were driving him around, at one time stopping at their own home, and dropped him off at his mother’s address.

“This has ineptitude written all over it.”

Judge Anne Arnold said there was a “joint enterprise” between the three men and said: “I can sensibly infer that threats were made with regard to cutting his arteries and leaving him to bleed to death.

“Threats were made, not only about cutting his arteries, but by showing him a bottle of Lucozade, which transpired was nothing but a bottle of the energy drink, but he feared it contained some sort of corrosive substance.”

White, of Firle Road, Moulsecoomb, Maxwell, of no fixed address but formerly of Birkenhead, and Powney, of Curlender Close, Birkenhead, are now be behind bars.