Armed police rescue child, eight, who was ‘kidnapped at knifepoint, bundled into Citroen with false number plates and driven 230 miles before vehicle was cornered on the M1’
- Child, 8, was reportedly put in Citroen Picasso at knifepoint in Anglesey, Wales
- Police located the car 230 miles away in Milton Keynes where it was pulled over
- Three men and three women appeared at Wales court charged with kidnapping
- They were remanded in custody until their next court appearance in December
An eight-year-old child who was kidnapped at knife-point has been rescued by armed police.
The unnamed child was bundled into a silver Citroen Picasso, reportedly at knifepoint, in Anglesey, north-west Wales.
The child was then reportedly driven all the way to Milton Keynes, Bucks., before police caught up with the car on November 4.
Six people have appeared in court today in connection to the reported kidnapping of a child from Anglesey in Wales. Police located the child in a car on the M1 230 miles away (file photo)
Three vehicles from Northamptonshire Armed Response Vehicle team cornered the car, which displayed false number plates, near to the Newport Pagnell Junction 15 on the M1.
Four prople were arrested at the scene, with a further two since having been detained in Wales
The child was returned ‘safe and unharmed’ just hours after the kidnapping.
Detective Chief Superintendent Gareth Evans saluted the part Northamptonshire’s officers played in the chase and rescue.
He said: ‘This has been a frightening incident for those involved.
‘Our focus throughout has been to recover the child safe and well.
‘I am happy to report that this was achieved and I would like to thank our colleagues in Northamptonshire for their swift assistance.
‘Six adults who were arrested in connection with the incident have all been charged with kidnap. One of them has also been charged with possession of a bladed article.’
Detective described this as an ‘isolated incident’ and not a ‘stranger attack’.
Wilfred Wong, pictured, has been charged with kidnapping and possession of a knife
Three men and three women appeared at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court (pictured) today charged with kidnapping and all six were remanded into custody until the next appearance
Wilfred Wong, 55, from Camden has been charged with kidnapping and possessing a knife.
Jane Claire Going-Hill, 59, Robert Frith, 65, charity counsellor and Anke Hill, 51, all from near Holyhead, have been charged with kidnap.
Edward Stevenson, 68, and Janet Stevenson, 66, from Crawley, West Sussex, were both also charged with kidnapping.
The three men and three women appeared before District Judge Gwyn Jones at Llandudno magistrates’ court today.
All six were remanded into custody until their next appearance at Caernarfon Crown Court on December 7.