The only member of the Bossini heiress kidnap gang to face justice in Hong Kong was jailed for 12 years on Thursday for his role in what a judge described as a “wicked and heinous” crime. Before sending mainland gangster Zheng Xingwang down, Mr Justice Kevin Zervos said the hefty prison term should serve as a deterrent to others who might contemplate such a “nasty crime”. Zheng, 30, had earlier pleaded guilty in the High Court to kidnapping Queenie Rosita Law, the 29-year-old granddaughter of late Bossini clothing chain founder Law Ting-pong, for a HK$28 million ransom. In a lengthy judgment, Zervos said Law “went through a terrible experience that she will no doubt live with for the rest of her life”. She felt even more frightened for her life on the fourth day ... She thought she would be killed Mr Justice Kevin Zervos The judge told Zheng that kidnapping was a “nasty crime committed purely for personal gain” and in which “the stakes are high, with the life of the victim hanging perilously in the balance”. Law was snatched from her Sai Kung mansion last year and taken blindfolded to a remote hillside cave where she was held for four days surrounded by men. Zervos revealed that throughout her ordeal, Law made attempts to engage her captors in conversation in a bid to secure her release. “She was worried as to whether her father could raise the amount demanded. She tried to engage in conversations with her captors in an effort to convince them to lower the amount of the ransom and not to hurt her,” Zervos said. “She felt even more frightened for her life on the fourth day when she heard that her captors had received the ransom. “She thought she would be killed.” Law was not the only victim, the judge said, noting that her parents were too traumatised to recall what happened in April last year for the court’s records. “Queenie’s parents must have thought the worst, even when the ransom was paid,” Zervos said. The family had to move their home, and Law “still has sleepless nights” and “is ... afraid that she may be harmed again”, the judge said, citing a psychological report. “People who have worked hard and made a success of their lives in Hong Kong should not live in fear of, or be made to take protective measures against, kidnapping,” Zervos said. Prosecutors showed that Zheng received HK$3,000 for delivering food and buying mobile phones for the rest of the gang. While he claimed no knowledge of the kidnapping, his fingerprints were found on the ransom money. The abduction took place at 3am on April 25 last year, when a group of mainland men broke into Law’s mansion, tied up her boyfriend and took her away along with HK$3 million worth of jewellery from a safe in her home. Nine other members of the gang who admitted kidnapping Law have yet to be sentenced. They were tried in Shenzhen.