ARMED drugs enforcers who kidnapped a teenager and threatened him with a game of Russian roulette are all facing jail.

The gang from Reading got a pair of local lads to lure the 17-year-old to a house in Penhill where he was ambushed with a hammer and left with broken bones in his face.

Daniel Dowling, 23, Connor Stacey, 22, and Francis Koroma, 23, then bundled the terrified teen into a car and he was taken to the Berkshire town.

During the drive in November last year the youngster was threatened with a revolver by Koroma, who sat next to him on the back seat of the VW Golf.

He was initially taken to a lock up garage in Reading where he was told there were two bullets for the gun, and threatened him with Russian roulette.

His captors then moved him to a nearby hotel where he was tied up and left before being driven round to raise cash to pay off the debt.

Despite police tracking down mobile phone video footage taken by the trio they all denied a charge of kidnap, claiming it was all staged.

They said the victim was in on it and the clips were made with his consent as he tried to get money to repay what he owed, raising it from associates in the drugs trade.

And Koroma said that he was drug dealing at the time and had the gun for protection, not for kidnapping.

But a jury at Swindon Crown Court rejected their explanation and found all three guilty of kidnap.

Koroma was also convicted of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to commit kidnap, but cleared of assault.

Stacey was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent and Dowling of grievous bodily harm relating to the attack in a house on Downton Road.

Before the trial started Jamie Bullen and Callum Barlow, each 25 and from Downton Road, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm.

They accepted that they had got the victim to go to the house where he was attacked at the top of the stairs, leaving him with fractures to his face.

The teenager said he had got involved in selling drugs, which he bought wholesale from Stacey, and had run up a debt of £3,000 to £4,000.

Stacey claimed that the victim had pulled a knife on him, so he punched him but was acting in self defence.

He and Dowling also said Bullen and Barlow had assaulted the teenager, but prosecutors insisted all they did was lure him there knowing he would be attacked.

The jury heard that the victim’s blood was found on the claw end of a hammer which was in the car and other specks were located on the back seat of the Golf.

All three denied kidnap, grievous bodily harm with intent, the lesser alternative charge of grievous bodily harm and Koroma possessing an imitation firearm with intent to kidnap.

Stacey, of Sheraton Drive, Tilehurst, Reading, was found guilty of kidnap and grievous bodily harm with intent.

Dowling, of Birinus Court, Calcut, Reading, was convicted of kidnap and grievous bodily harm, he was cleared of GBH with intent.

Koroma, of Coronation Road, was found guilty of kidnap and the firearms offence and cleared of the assault charges.

Judge Jason Taylor QC adjourned the case to Thursday September 27 and remanded the three in custody until then.

Bullen and Barlow are on conditional bail.