Three members of a torture gang have been jailed for a total of more than 24 years.

Salar Rezaei, 45, Afshin Moghayer, 52, and Mohammed Karim, 26, were on Friday sentenced at the High Court in Aberdeen.

The trio along with 27-year-old Ismail Araby put a man through a horror two day ordeal which included trying to chop off his toe.

He had been bundled into a car in Glasgow's Shawlands before being held hostage at a property in Bishopbriggs.

All four had been convicted of abduction and attempted murder last month.

Judge Andrew Miller sentenced Rezaei to nine years and three months.

Moghayer was locked up for eight years with Karim jailed for seven years and three months.

The case against Araby - also a convicted rapist - was continued again until next month.

A trial at the High Court in Glasgow heard how the victim was kept in a cupboard while being deprived of food, water or going to the toilet.

The terrified man's hands and ankles were bound together before he was punched, kicked and smacked with a pole.

The indictment further stated bags of ice cubes were stuffed into his underwear.

The kidnappers tried to suffocate the man by putting plastic bags over his head and wrapping them with masking tape.

The charge added the gang did "attempt to remove his toe with an unknown implement" and pour a "corrosive substance" down his throat.

The gruesome attack was said to be to the man's severe injury and danger of his life.

Prosecutors stated Rezaei had previously shown "ill will" towards the victim.

Rezaei, of the city's Maryhill, Moghayer, of Kirkintilloch, Araby, of Parkhead, and Karim, of Easterhouse had denied the accusations.