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Boastful thug hired as 'muscle' for drug debt collection humiliated in court by judge

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Two thugs blackmailed an innocent mum into paying them thousands of pounds worth of her ex's drug debt. Christopher Swift, 30 and Sebastian Jones, 35, were met by the woman's young son when they banged on her front door.The victim managed to get her children upstairs before Swift, who was hired as the "muscle", launched an "aggressive" tirade as he told her: ''I'm from Salford, mate''.

She was intimidated into paying the cash for her former partner on October 7 last year, the Manchester Evening News reports.

The pair appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court on Wednesday, March 22, after pleading guilty to blackmail. And boastful Swift was humiliated by the unimpressed Crown Court judge, who told his solicitor: "He is not a gangster."The court heard Jones, who acted as an "intermediary" to his "associates" remained silent throughout the interaction was tasked with collecting £15,000 after the victim's ex ran up a drug debt.

Prosecuting, David Lees said the two men knocked on the victim's door at around 5pm and the woman's 12-year-old son answered.

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