Firearms police swoop as Chichester man is kidnapped

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C120032-1 Chi Assault phot kate''Sign in the road where the incident occured.C120032-1

FIREARMS Police officers were called out in the early hours of Sunday morning in relation to a kidnapping of a Chichester man who suffered serious injuries.

The incident, which was initially described as being a serious assault, happened between 2am and 230am on Sunday morning in Osborne Crescent.

After his ordeal, the 27 year-old victim was discovered in Chichester at around 2pm suffering from cracked ribs and bruising. He was later taken to hospital for treatment.

Two arrests have been made including a 20 year-old man and a 17 year-old girl from Chichester, but officer are keen to speak to a 24 year-old man who is known to the other suspects.

Forensic teams attended the scene and cordened off a property and several vehicles in Osborne Crescent, while firearms officers searched the St Pancras area at around 2pm, following the discovery of the victim.

Anyone with information or may have witnessed what happened is asked to come forward and contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Cyclone or alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. For full story see next edition of the Chichester Observer