Man sought by police investigating kidnap

Detectives investigating a reported kidnapping have issued images of a man they would like to speak to. It comes after a man in his thirties was allegedly assaulted and dragged from his truck in Headcorn High Street before being forced into a car and driven away.

Police want to talk to this man in relation to an alleged assault in Headcorn. Picture: Kent Police Police want to talk to this man in relation to an alleged assault in Headcorn. Picture: Kent Police

It happened on April 17, with the victim suffering facial injuries, but the force has today released still images of a man they are seeking to identify. They believe he may have connections to south-east London.

A police spokesman said: “On Saturday, April 17, the victim had been travelling in a Ford Transit flatbed truck when, at around 2.15pm, he was approached by two men in a car park off the High Street.

“It is reported he was punched in the face and pulled from his vehicle and then made to get into a car the suspects had been travelling in. “The victim was then driven to other locations, while the suspects are said to have made threats to him to hand over a separate vehicle he owned.” Five days after the incident, Danny Frankham, 29, of Water Lane, Harrietsham, was charged with kidnap and two counts of blackmail.

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He appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court the following day and was remanded in custody until his next hearing, at a date to be confirmed.

Anyone who recognises the man or has information that may assist the investigation is urged to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/64688/21.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or by using the anonymous online form.

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