Two men charged with kidnap and robbery after victim flags down member of the public on Pendle Hill

Two men have been charged as part of an investigation into a kidnapping in East Lancashire.

By Faiza Afzaal
Monday, 17th January 2022, 1:12 pm

Officers were called to Pendle Hill yesterday (January 16th) by a member of the public who said he had been flagged down by a man who said he had just escaped after being kidnapped.

As part of their enquiries, police arrested a 23-year-old and an 18-year-old man, both from Blackburn.

A spokesman for Ribble Valley Police said: "Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, two men have been charged with kidnap and robbery and were due to appear before Blackburn magistrates this morning.

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The incident happened yesterday

They are Moeen Khan (23), of Ontario Close, Blackburn; and Qahhar Hameed (18), of Country Mews, Blackburn.