Police arrest four in UK kidnap case

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21 September 2007, MADRID – Spanish police have arrested four Romanians wanted for kidnapping two teenaged girls for ransom in the English city of Manchester, authorities said on Friday. The four suspects were detained at a bus station in Madrid in the joint operation by Spanish police, civil guards and British police. According to the authorities, the two sisters, aged 14 and 17, were snatched last month in Manchester when their father flew to Romania to attend a funeral.

21 September 2007

MADRID – Spanish police have arrested four Romanians wanted for kidnapping two teenaged girls for ransom in the English city of Manchester, authorities said on Friday.
             
The four suspects were detained at a bus station in Madrid in the joint operation by Spanish police, civil guards and British police.
            
According to the authorities, the two sisters, aged 14 and 17, were snatched last month in Manchester when their father flew to Romania to attend a funeral.
           
In phone calls to the father, the kidnappers demanded a ransom of GBP 10,000 for the return of the girls and threatened to sexually exploit the older sister.
           
 Last week, the younger sister was released in Britain. Three days later, the father flew to Spain where he was to turn over the ransom for the release of his other daughter who had been taken to Madrid, police said.
            
The four suspects were arrested at the bus station where they were to meet the father who had travelled from Manchester to pay the ransom.        

When released, the girl said she had been beaten by the gang.
            
Spanish police said one of the suspects had tried to initiate a relationship with one of the girls before the kidnappings but was rejected by the family. 

(Copyright EFE with Expatica)

Subject: Spanish news

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