A man has been jailed for kidnap and assault.
Ryan Pridding (11/12/1987) of Duxford Walk, Manchester pleaded guilty and was jailed for five years for kidnap and 30 months for Section 20 assault to run concurrently.
He was sentenced today, Thursday 6 February 2014 at Manchester Crown Court.
On 11 January 2013, the 40-year-old victim was drinking at a neighbours house in the Clayton area along with Pridding.
Towards the end of the night, the victim left and returned home, falling asleep on his sofa.
He awoke in the early hours of the next morning to find Pridding stood over him and repeatedly hitting him with both fists. Pridding emptied the a wheelie bin and threw him inside.
He was then pulled inside the bin along Winswell Close and when he tried to get out, the bin lid was slammed shut.
After a number of minutes, he was then dragged onto Glamis Avenue and onto a nearby dirt track in Clayton Vale where he was pulled out and stripped naked. His clothes were thrown into nearby bushes.
He was then put back into the bin and was pushed him down a hill, knocking him unconscious.
The victim was found by dog walkers at around 10am and police were called.
He was taken to hospital for treatment to several bruises on his body and a bleed on his brain.
Detective Constable Dave Ogden said: “Pridding got into the house and attacked him for no reason at all. He then put him through a terrifying ordeal which culminated in him being stripped and pushed down a hill, leaving him for dead.
“If the victim had not been found when he had and rushed to hospital to be treated, we could have potentially been dealing with a death. Thankfully he has fully recovered from his injuries.
“Pridding is a bully and took pleasure from the pain and degradation he caused. However, justice caught up with him and he is now serving time behind bars for the crime he committed.”