British man arrested in Marbella in connection with violent Estepona kidnapping

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SEIZED: Some of the cash appropriated by police.

NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested a 38-year-old unnamed British man over his alleged involvement in a violent kidnapping.

He is accused of holding another man against his will in an Estepona property alongside three accomplices, with the victim gagged and having his hands and feet bound before being savagely beaten, reportedly over a stolen drugs cache.

Following the brutal incident, the injured party, who was wounded in several places and exhibited traces of adhesive tape on his body, turned up at the Local Police station pleading for help and requesting medical assistance.

He claimed that a gang of four men had approached him in Marbella, near his place of work, and forced him to enter a parked car, which was then driven to a house in an Estepona urbanisation where the drubbing took place.

He eventually managed to escape following a “moment of carelessness” by his captors.

The man taken into custody is apparently known to the victim, with €70,250 in cash, two mobile phones and 11 grammes of marihuana seized during his arrest, and a further 50 grammes of the drug, two additional phones, and a high-end sports car confiscated from his Marbella home.

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