Belfast Telegraph

Three held over man’s abduction from home

Three people are being held by police investigating the kidnapping of a man in Co Antrim.

Mark Thompson (35) spent almost 24 hours in the boot of his car during the terrifying hostage ordeal.

He was abducted from his home at Kemmil Hill, Randalstown, last Thursday after returning from walking his dog when three masked men who were armed with knives and sticks confronted him.

The victim was threatened and bundled into his silver BMW, then driven around while the gang tried unsuccessfully to extort money from his family.

He was released unharmed at about 1am on Friday close to the north Antrim village of Armoy.

On Saturday officers from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch arrested a 33-year-old man and 31-year-old woman in the Ballymoney area.

And yesterday afternoon a 32-year-old man was detained.

Last night all three were still in custody at Antrim Serious Crime Suite.

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