A woman recruited two thugs to help her beat up and rob her former lover.

Amy Bright, 24, and her accomplices subjected James Johnson to a terrifying ordeal, tying him up, beating him and robbing him at his Heckmondwike home.

Now Bright, of Victor Street, Batley is starting a jail term of five years and six months. having admitted robbery, driving while unfit through drugs, having no insurance and without a licence and failing to attend court .

The other thugs have also been jailed.

Feroz Khan, aged 22, of Easby Road, Leeds who admitted the robbery, two offences of burglary, four of theft of vehicles and one of handling a stolen car was jailed for a total of eight years three months.

Eight years three months: Feroz Khan
 

His father Idrees Khan,  aged 42, also of Easby Road, Leeds who admitted the robbery was jailed for six years nine months.

Leeds Crown Court was told Mr Johnson heard knocking on the door of his address off Market Street around 9.30am on February 24 last year and answered it to find his former partner.

She entered and put his dog in the bathroom before turning and saying “he’s locked up” to two males wearing balaclavas who then followed her inside.

David Bradshaw said one of the men, Feroz Khan, was holding a knife. Mr Johnson was threatened and his hands were tied together by the men while Bright who began searching the flat told him: “This is what you get if you f**k around with me.”

She began taking various items while Khan went into another room and the second man, his father Idrees Khan, picked up the victim’s phone and charger.

At that stage Mr Johnson got loose and went to the window trying to get out but he was dragged back and was punched and kicked on the floor.

A threat was made to stab him in the neck and he stopped struggling and was tied up again with electric wires around his legs and hands. He was then moved into the bathroom and tied to the radiator.

At that stage Bright began to stamp on and kick him and his home was searched before they left. He eventually managed to get free and ran to a neighbour’s home for help and the police were called.

Six years nine months: Idrees Khan
 

The court heard two days earlier Bright was involved in traffic offences which began when she ran into the back of another car at lights in Halifax Road, Liversedge.

She then drove on but a witness who had seen what had happened followed her and in Bradford Road, Heckmondwike she was involved in another incident when she tried to do a U-turn and hit two more vehicles. She later admitted she had taken cocaine.

Mr Bradshaw told the court Feroz Khan was one of three men before the court for burglary offences where motor vehicles were then stolen in either Dewsbury, Bingley or Clitheroe.

Elyas Patel representing Bright said she accepted the robbery was disgraceful.  At the time she had a “raging and out of control cocaine habit” which had also played a part in the driving two days earlier.

Mohammed Hussain for Feroz Khan said he had persuaded by Bright to go to the flat to recover some of her belongings “and things had got quite nasty.”

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC told them the robbery was a “grave matter.”

“The victim was tied up once and when he managed to escape from that he was tied again in a vicious and cruel way and beaten. I am prepared to accept that his physical injuries were relatively minor but it must have been a terrifying experience for him.”

“He was told he would be stabbed and after the incident there was an element of ransacking and property was taken.”

The judge said the burglaries were also serious and professionally organised causing great upset for the householders.

He told Adam Khan, 23 of Smith Lane, Bradford who admitted two burglaries and three charges of theft that he was able to give him a two year jail sentence suspended for two years with 200 hours unpaid work and a four month electronic curfew with £500 costs because of exceptional circumstances.

Nazim Shah, 25 of Hollings Road, Bradford who admitted one burglary and two thefts was given 16 months in prison suspended for two years with 120 hours unpaid work and a three month curfew.