A MAN was yesterday sentenced to 12 years' jail in his absence after a High Court jury found him guilty of robbery, kidnapping and possession of a stun gun. Law Wai-hung, 33, had denied all three charges and went on trial before Deputy Judge Gould. But he absconded this week before the Crown closed its case. The judge issued a warrant for Law's arrest. According to evidence called by Senior Assistant Crown Prosecutor Mr Samuel Leung, Mr Tin Kwok-wah was driving a borrowed car along Castle Peak Road on February 16, last year, when he spotted his stolen van. He followed the van to Tuen Mun before he called the police, who arrived and found Law sitting in the van. On seeing the officers, Law dropped a stun gun and tried to run away but was caught. The police also saw a lorry parked back to back with the van, with goods being moved from one vehicle to the other. Three men were tied up in the back. The court heard that the lorry, driven by Mr Tiu Chiu-yuen, was hijacked by Law and others as he was driving electrical appliances from Yuen Long to Kowloon. He and his two companions were threatened and tied up before the lorry was driven away. During the journey, one of the attackers also threatened to kill them with a stun gun if they moved or talked. Law's counsel, Mr Joe Kenny, submitted that the kidnap was the least serious example of such an offence. The victims were healthy young men and not elderly people or children, he said. He pointed out that no one was injured.