A man has been charged in connection with an attempted kidnapping in a Suffolk town. 

Shahid Mhamood, 62 and of Arlington Way in Thetford, appeared before Suffolk Magistrates Court on October 26 where he was charged with kidnapping, blackmail, and possession of an offensive weapon. 

He was remanded by the court and is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on November 23. 

The alleged incident took place between 10am and 1am on Sunday, October 22.

A man attended an address in London Road to meet with another man. He then got into a car with the man who then drove round the corner, where two other males, one wearing dark clothing and the other wearing a lighter-coloured top, got into the vehicle. 

He was then driven to an industrial estate where it is reported he was threatened and assaulted. 

A 38-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and possession of a Class B drug.

The 38-year-old man was bailed until November 27, while the 35-year-old woman was bailed to return to police on January 24.

Officers are continuing their investigations and would also like to identify the owners of three vehicles that were seen in Norwood Road, Richmond Road, and Wimbledon Avenue. 

It is believed the owners or drivers of these vehicles may be able to help officers with their enquiries. CCTV images of the vehicles have been released. 

Anyone with information, or who saw anything suspicious at the time is asked to contact West Suffolk CID, quoting crime reference 37/62055/23