A LORRY driver who was kidnapped and held in a hole in Madrid managed to dig his way out after a 36-hour ordeal.
According to reports the kidnappers assaulted the victim at knifepoint at a zebra crossing and forced him to drive to a property in the Cañada Real district on the outskirts of the city, an area with a reputation for drug sales.
Once there they took his wallet, clothes and all his belongings and shut him into a hole.
Using a spade he found in the space, after a day and a half of digging the victim managed to escape and run to a nearby service station for help.
Spanish media reported that a few days earlier a number of individuals has jumped on another person at knifepoint and forced them to go to different cashpoints and take out money. They then shut them into a car boot and abandoned them.
National Police have now arrested two men and a woman in connection with the cases.