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# Kidnap

Last year
# Wantaway
Torres jokes he'll 'kidnap' Dembele to make him stay at Barcelona
The Frenchman has been revitalised by Xavi Hernandez.
# kidnap claims
Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russian forces have kidnapped mayor of Melitopol
Moscow captured the city, which has a population of 150,000, on 26 February.
All time
# Old Bailey
Police officer pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard
Wayne Couzens accepted responsibility for the killing of Ms Everard but was not asked to enter a plea to a charge of murder.
# zamfara
All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor
Nigeria has been rocked by four mass abductions of students in less than three months
# Malibu
Ex-NFL star Joe Montana and wife block attempted kidnapping of grandchild
Police say the woman fled the home but was later arrested. She faces kidnapping and burglary charges.
# Joseph McCann
Man (34) facing life in prison in UK over string of 'horrific' attacks on women and children
Joseph McCann moved across five force areas as he evaded police for 15 days.
# jayme closs
US man pleads guilty to kidnapping girl and killing her parents
The 13-year-old victim was held captive in a remote cabin for three months.
# tiger kidnap
Man jailed for 18 years over €92k robbery in which three women were abducted from home
Three women were tied up and abducted during the 2014 incident.
# anne hagen
Ransom demanded for Norwegian millionaire's wife after suspected kidnapping
Anne Hagen has been missing since 31 October last year.
# emotional toll
'I played while my father was in the hands of bandits': Mikel reveals kidnap ordeal overshadowed Argentina clash
The Nigerian captain was told to call kidnappers hours before last Tuesday’s World Cup group D meeting kicked off.
# lana del rey
A man in Florida has been arrested for attempting to kidnap Lana Del Rey
He was found in possession of a knife and tickets to a Lana Del Rey concert.
# phoenix
94-year-old Arizona woman frees herself from attempted kidnap after seven hours locked in boot of car
The elderly woman was locked in the boot of her own car by a man, who then drove the car to a nearby shopping complex and parked it there.
# Chloe Ayling
British model speaks of 'terrifying' kidnap in Italy after allegedly facing sale as sex slave
Chloe Ayling spoke to reporters back in London yesterday.
# South Carolina
Footage shows moment woman chained up for two months by serial killer is rescued
South Carolina prosecutors released several videos, dozens of pictures and hundreds of pages of evidence against serial killer Todd Kohlhepp.
# Bohol
Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island
At least one policeman was confirmed killed in the fight.
# Abduction
Man threatened to cut off penis of man he wrongly thought was a sex offender
Morgan Doran was one of four men who abducted a young man they wrongly believed sexually assaulted a girl.
# barring order
Woman says partner kidnapped and raped her after she left him
She alleged that the man regularly beat her and locked her and their children in their apartment for hours at a time.
# Abduction
Kidnapped California woman found tied up at the side of a road was branded by captors
Sherri Papini was abducted while jogging and found three weeks later.
# Ukraine
'Caught red-handed': Teacher held for trying to sell 13-year-old schoolgirl
Galyna Kovalenko, 52, faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.
# Kidnap
Former restaurant manager suspected in the kidnapping of millionaire hotel magnate
Jacqueline Veyrac (76) was found bound in the back of a van in Nice two days after being kidnapped.
# violent demonstrations
Bolivian minister beaten to death by striking miners
Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes was kidnapped and then killed by his captors.
# zephany nurse
South African woman jailed for 10 years for kidnapping baby she raised as her own
The girl’s real identity came to light in February 2015, when her younger biological sister began attending the same school.
# child snatching
Teenage girls admit to kidnapping two-year-old girl from Primark in Newcastle
A more serious charge of intent to commit a sexual offence was dropped.
# Manhunt
New York puts bounty on the heads of two escaped murderers after "Shawshank" style breakout
David Sweat and Richard Matt cut through steel walls to make their getaway.
# rip chloe
Man charged with kidnap, rape and murder of girl (9) snatched from playground
Zbigniew Huminski was arrested on Wednesday.
# findbecky
Two arrested on suspicion of murder following disappearance of Becky Watts
The man and woman had previously been arrested on suspicion of kidnap.
# South Sudan
89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams
UNICEF says that armed soldiers searched the area house by house.
# Cameroon
Boko Haram kidnap 60 people, mostly women and children, in cross-border attack
The Islamist militants ‘burst into two villages and torched homes’.
# allenby abduction
Aussie golfer Allenby 'glad to survive' apparent kidnap from a Honolulu wine bar
The Melbourne man was returned to safety by some kindly Hawaiian strangers.
# islamic state
Frenchman kidnapped by terrorists in Algeria
It is unclear which group is behind the latest kidnapping.
# Kidnapping
"They beat me with their fists, a chair, anything they could find. They stubbed out cigarettes on my leg and electrocuted me."
Amnesty International says the bulk of the kidnappings are carried out by pro-Russian rebels.
# tensions
Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers
More than 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the three teenagers who were snatched from a settlement on Thursday night.
Chemical watchdog denies claim from Syrian government its team has been kidnapped
All members are “safe”, and are currently returning to base after an attack.
# United States
Californian man charged with decade-long kidnap of ex-girlfriend's daughter
Garcia allegedly groomed her while still living with her mother, and then kidnapped her after a fight.
# Police Appeal
Assault victim kidnapped by group of men, taken to town's outskirts for beating
The 28-year-old man was injured during an assault that took place in fields on the outskirts of Coleraine.
# The Troubles
Two women arrested this morning over the Jean McConville case have been released
The women, aged 57 and 60, were questioned at Antrim police station.
# Faris Heeney
Family of young Irish boy abducted to Egypt want help from Government
Six-year-old Faris Heeney was kidnapped by his uncle in 2009 and taken to Egypt where he remains with his father.
# California
Victim, 16, tells her followers about her kidnap and family's murder
Hannah Anderson went online barely 48 hours after her rescue last Saturday following a manhunt across the United States.
# Kidnap
Turkey tells citizens to leave Lebanon after two Turkish pilots kidnapped
Lebanese policemen stand guard outside a hotel where the rest of the Turkish Airlines crew are staying.
# ariel castro
Ariel Castro sentenced to life without parole
Judge Michael Russo imposed the hefty sentence for an aggravated murder charge laid after Castro forcibly terminated the pregnancies of one of his captives.