Ipswich: Man in court today following kidnapping and burning incident

Bell Close, Ipswich

Bell Close, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

A MAN is due to appear in court today after being charged in connection with a kidnapping in Ipswich, police have said.

Gibril Seray-Wurie, 30, of Lone Barn Court, Ipswich, was arrested yesterday and has been charged with kidnap, robbery, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, burglary and assault following the incident on Monday.

A man in his 20s was kidnapped and burned at an address in the town.

Police said a man suffered burns to his arms, chest and stomach when he was kidnapped at knifepoint, driven to a house and blindfolded.

The man, who has been named locally as ‘John’, was parked in a silver Mercedes in Bell Close, Ipswich, at 3.15pm on Monday when two men got into the car and threatened him with a knife.

He was forced into the back of a car and driven to a house where he was held captive for about three hours. The captors also poured boiling water over him.

On Monday a woman arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap was released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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The 23-year-old from Ipswich was arrested on Friday following the incident. She will return to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre on April 5.

Mr Seray-Wurie will appear before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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