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Chilling CBS documentary explores ‘lone wolf’ kidnapping plot in Birmingham that shocked UK 

9 Mar 18

Sams was jailed for the kidnap of Birmingham estate agent Stephanie Slater twenty four years ago…

Jealous boyfriend jailed after terrifying gunpoint kidnap of love rival 

6 Mar 18

Spurned Abdul Rahman, from Witton, attacked his ex-partner’s new lover…

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New articles… 

1 Mar 18

Monsters in the Mountains…

Kidnap gang jailed after beating victim unconscious and demanding £5k jewellery from family 

28 Feb 18

Akeem Ivey-Foster, Kash Wallace, and Ricardo Davis-McCann, were all found guilty of robbery…

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The four infamous criminals given lifelong anonymity like James Bulger killers Jon Venables and Robert Thompson 

9 Feb 18

Venables has been living anonymously since his release from a life sentence for the kidnap, torture and murder of two-year-old James…

Model Chloe Ayling walked hand in hand with ‘kidnapper’ Lukasz Herba one day before she was ‘let go’ 

8 Feb 18

Police opened testimony in the trial of Mr Herba, a 30-year-old Pole arrested last July on kidnapping charges, the ANSA news agency reported…

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James Bulger’s mother hits out as Jon Venables locked up again over child porn images 

7 Feb 18

Jon Venables has been living anonymously since his release from a life sentence for the kidnap…

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Student Ambassador Review: The Silence of the Lambs 

25 Jan 18

A serial killer known under the alias of Buffalo Bill is kidnapping and killing young women in the American Midwest for a yet to be understood motive.

Men accused of child abduction and drugs offences appear in court 

5 Jan 18

The pair appeared at Warwick Crown Court…

All the Money in the World 

20 Dec 17

The story of the kidnapping of 16 year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Chloe Ayling ‘kidnap’: Man accused goes on trial in Italy 

15 Dec 17

Lukasz Pawel Herba is charged over the July kidnapping of Chloe Ayling…

Woman hurt in Coventry during suspected kidnapping 

9 Dec 17

Police want to trace the “Good Samaritans” who went to the aid of the woman who jumped from a car.

Suspected kidnap attempt: Police appeal 

9 Dec 17

Police said the 41-year-old woman managed to escape from a silver-blue Peugeot 406 as it was being driven along Gulson Road…

Coventry man charged with child abduction and drug offences 

1 Dec 17

Mustafa Ahmadzai has appeared in court after being arrested when police stopped a car…

Report of attempted abduction in Coundon as girls walked to school 

23 Nov 17

The girls were walking to school this morning when a van approached them…

Four arrested in historic Rugby abuse and kidnap case 

10 Nov 17

The teenagers are alleged to have been kidnapped, raped, and sexually assaulted in Rugby in 1998.

Radford man to stand trial over alleged attempted kidnap of 10-year-old girl 

27 Oct 17

Mounir Kambour denies attempting to abduct the girl in Coventry…

Man accused of attempted kidnap of 10-year-old girl appears in court 

29 Sep 17

Mounir Kambour was arrested and charged earlier this week…

Police charge Radford man over attempted abduction of girl 

27 Sep 17

Mounir Kambour, aged 40, from Radford, was remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court…

Coventry girl kidnap attempt: Man, 40, charged 

27 Sep 17

A 10-year-old girl reported a man taking her arm on Sunday afternoon.

Coventry girl kidnap attempt: Man, 40, arrested 

27 Sep 17

A member of the public intervened when a girl, 10, was grabbed as she pushed her bike along a road.

Brave schoolgirl fights off attacker who tried to kidnap her on Coventry street 

27 Sep 17

Two arrests made over Radford kidnap attempt…

Former Playboy model and accomplice faked kidnap and demanded £8k ransom ‘for a joke’ 

25 Sep 17

Angelica Harte and accomplice Darren Fitzpatrick claimed chilling messages sent to a friend had been a ‘joke…

Arrest over attempted kidnap of girl, 10, in Coventry 

25 Sep 17

A man “pulled up alongside the child” and “tried to force her into the car”, police said.

Kidnapping of Chloe Ayling was ‘publicity stunt’, lawyer claims 

25 Sep 17

The 20-year-old is said to have been snatched by a group calling itself Black Death…