Exeter kidnap investigation

An Exeter man has told Police he was kidnapped on Monday. Five local men appeared in Court on Wednesday.

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Detective says kidnappings are rare:

Crimes like this are thankfully rare and we are appealing to the public to get in touch with us if they saw anything suspicious or have any information that may assist with our investigation.

We are particularly interested to hear from anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in Woodwater Lane, Stoke Woods and Broadclyst.”

– DS Dean Bassett, Exeter Police.

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Man says he was kidnapped in Exeter

A 23 year old Exeter man was allegedly kidnapped in the City on Monday.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the incident happened around 12.30pm in Woodwater Lane.

Detectives are now appealing for anyone who may have been in the Exeter area on Monday between 12.30pm and 3pm and saw anything suspicious to contact them.

Three local men and two from London have been charged with kidnap and appeared in Court on Wednesday.

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