British Tourist Kidnapped And Held For Ransom Rescued Thanks To Secret Message

British Tourist Kidnapped And Held For Ransom Rescued Thanks To Secret MessageAlamy

A British tourist who was allegedly maintained captive for a few weeks by an Italian organization has been rescued by police after managing to secretly tell their own families “hes in” trouble.

The unnamed 25 -year-old was reportedly seized last week by a group of Italian delinquents who attempted to get his family to pay a EUR7, 000 ransom in exchange for his release.

Italian police supported on Thursday, October 14, that they had handled a successful raid to free a somebody who was being held in an apartment in Monte San Giusto, near Macerata in central Italy, with four servicemen arrested in connection with the incident.

Monte San Giusto (Alamy)Alamy

In a statement following the raid, a spokesman for the Carabinieri said they had been alerted by British police after the man was able to raise the alarm during a telephone call with his family.

‘His family, who are fairly wealthy, received a message from him and contacted the British police and the NCA, who in turn contacted the Carabinieri. We checked out the example and then schemed the save attacked ,’ said Colonel Nicola Candido, per The Telegraph.

His captors are allegedly allowed the man to call his family in order to ask them to send money, enabling him to use a code providing information he’d been kidnapped.

Italian police conducted a raid to free the hostage (Alamy)Alamy

Within 36 hours of the authorities concerned being alerted Italian officers had successfully situated the apartment where he was being held by tracking his mobile phone, executes the raid on Wednesday afternoon. The worker is said to be shaken but physically unharmed when you have being restrained barefoot and handcuffed.

Another officer involved in the attack recalled,’ The young man was found in a darkened chamber with furniture pushed up against the windows. He was fed fairly sporadically by his captors. He was wearied but he is slowly recovering.’

Police added that they were exploring incitements for the abduction, with patrolmen reportedly inquisitive as to the’ relatively modest’ ransom being asked for by the gang.

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