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Dorset man jailed for kidnap and robbery

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for kidnap and robbery.

Daniel Robert Howard was sentenced on the 13th March alongside a 19-year-old Ferndown man who was also sentenced for the same offences at the same time.

The incident happened at 12.40pm on Tuesday 30th April on the A31 near Lidl and continued at a car park on the Trickets Estate behind Barnes Close.

The 22-year-old victim was forced into a gold coloured Peugeot and driven to a nearby car park, dragged out of the vehicle and assaulted.

He sustained cuts and bruising to his face, body and legs due to the kicks by the two offenders but was able to walk home and the police was alerted.

This was an unusual incident for this area which received coverage at the time. I would like to reassure members of the public that such a crime is very uncommon in this area and indeed Dorset and that the offenders and the victim were known to each other."

– Steve May, of Bournemouth and Poole CID

Attempted kidnap of 16-year-old girl

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted kidnap of a teenager.

At around 11.15pm on Sunday 29th December, a 16-year-old girl was standing at a bus stop in St Clement’s Street, close to the junction with Caroline Street.

A man approached her in a vehicle, thought to be a dark coloured car, opened the windows and asked her to get inside a number of times, which she refused.

Another man was standing at the bus stop on his phone at the time and spoke to the girl.

The girl got on the number 8 bus which travelled up London Road. The girl got off the bus around 11.25pm opposite the junction of Gladstone Road.

The same man got out of his vehicle and touched her on the shoulder. He asked her to get into the vehicle again before she pushed him and ran away.

If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the incident please contact us. If you were standing at the bus stop and witnessed the incident please come forward.This sort of incident is rare but was frightening for the lone girl and I would like to reassure the public that we are treating it extremely seriously.The local neighbourhood team are aware of this incident and will be patrolling in the area. Anyone with any concerns, please speak to them.”

– Det Con Gurinder Sangha, of Oxford Force CID


Five charged with kidnap

Five people have been charged with kidnap after a large scale police investigation.

It follows the kidnap of a 40-year-old man from the Farnborough area.

Those arrested are Giedrius Cerniauskas, 30, of West Thamesmead, London; Virginiyos Suchodolskis, 37, of West Thamesmead, London; Dzeraldas Jacinskas, 42, of London; Vladislavas Tebenkovas, 29, of no fixed abode and Domantas Karpas, 31, of Willingham, Cambridgeshire.

They have all been charged with conspiracy to kidnap, conspiracy to blackmail and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent.

They have been remanded into custody and will appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court today.

Two men arrested following suspected kidnap in Chatham

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a man in Medway called police saying he was in the boot of a car.

Officers were called to Chatham Hill, Chatham on Thursday after receiving reports that a man had apparently been forced into the boot of car.

A further call to police was received from a man who claimed to have been accosted. He said he was calling from the boot of the car.

The call was disconnected before full details could be obtained.

Immediate action by local patrols resulted in a car being located in Green Street, Chatham. A man was found from the boot of the car.

Two men aged 31 and 38-years old both from Gillingham have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap. They are currently in police custody.