Police hunt kidnap gang

DETECTIVES on Suffolk's major investigation team are looking for three or four men in connection with a kidnapping in the county.

Colin Adwent

DETECTIVES on Suffolk's major investigation team are looking for three or four men in connection with a kidnapping in the county.

The male victim was snatched from a house in Drinkstone, near Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday evening.

Police investigating the abduction have now appealed for anyone who may have seen the men and a vehicle, possibly a dark-coloured Ford Focus or Fiesta, in the area between 5pm and 9pm.

The only description of the men police would like to trace is that they were black.

The abduction victim, who is in his 30s, was taken to London but has since been rescued from a premises in the capital.

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Although police have declined to go into specific details, it is believed the man was found in a block of flats.

The incident began when he was threatened by men at the house in Drinkstone and forced to get into a car, which was then driven to the capital.

The following morning officers in London received a call from a member of the public in Lewisham, south London, who reported hearing a man calling for the police.

Officers went to an address in the borough where they found the man.

Detectives are currently conducting inquiries in West Suffolk and London.

Kate Rutsch, a spokes woman for Suffolk Police, said: “On Monday September 14, police attended an address in Lewisham where they found the male, who is continuing to assist officers with the investigation.

“Officers are asking anyone with information to get in touch with police. In particular, anyone who saw three to four black males in a dark-coloured Ford Fiesta or Focus car, driving round the Drinkstone area between 5pm and 9pm on Sunday.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk Constabulary 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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