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Five face trial over torture case

After a 15 month police investigation, five British men are to face the courts in Portugal for the torture of Scottish man James Ross in the Algarve in 2010.

James was attracted to the Algarve on October 5, 2010 by a member of the group, who he allegedly owed money to over drug dealings.

The Scottish man was then forced to withstand 13 days of torture while in captivity at a secluded villa near Boliqueime (see Algarve Resident edition October 29, 2010).

The men, Steven Johnson, Calum Macleod, Terence Mcgurk, Ronnie Rose and William Quinn, are to stand trial for the attempted murder, kidnap and rape of James.

A date for the trial at Loulé court is yet to be announced.

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