Kidnapped British couple released in India

A British couple who were kidnapped in India have been rescued by police.

The couple, from London, have not been named but are safe and well, a Scotland Yard spokesman said. The pair were abducted on 29th May in Chennai and were apparently held for a £300,000 ransom.

The victims had reportedly flown to Colombo, Sri Lanka, for a wedding, before flying to India for a nine-day temple tour.

The couple were lured into what they thought was a taxi, it was reported, which they believed had been sent by their hotel to collect them.

A Chennai police commissioner said a gang operating from London and India orchestrated the abduction.

Several suspects are believed to have been arrested.