Five men will face trial over “kidnap” of Burnley teen

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FIVE men charged with the kidnapping and wounding of a Burnley teenager are set to face trial.

Mark Ellis (35), of Salus Street, Bradley Lister (18), of Whitefield Terrace, John Fielden (23), of Cameron Street, Peter Carroll (48), of Florence Street and Jason Miller, of Grove Lane, Padiham, will be tried at Burnley Crown Court on August 13th.

The group are accused of kidnapping Kurt Swindlehurst (19) and causing the alleged victim grievous bodily harm last November.

All five men vehemently denied the charges during an earlier hearing at Burnley Magistrates’ Court.