Third Man Arrested After 2009 Drinkstone Kidnapping

3 July 2014, 09:37

A man has been arrested after a man from Drinkstone near Bury St Edmunds was forced to get in a car and was taken to London.

It happened in September 2009, a man in his 30s was threatened by four men at a house in Drinkstone and forced into a car.

When he arrived in London, he was held against his will until he managed to make his escape in the early hours of the following morning as his captors slept. 

A 26-year-old man from Croydon was arrested yesterday on suspicion of kidnap, false imprisonment, blackmail and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

He has now been released on bail and is due to return to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre on 2 September. 

Two other men were arrested, charged and sentenced during the original investigation in 2010.

A man from London, who was 34 at the time, was sentenced to 8 years for kidnap, blackmail, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm with intent.

A second man, also from London, aged 25 at the time, was sentenced to 6 years for kidnap, blackmail and false imprisonment.