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Blackmail charges after kidnap report in Carlisle

Two people have been charged with blackmail after a report to Cumbria Police that a woman had been kidnapped.

An investigation was carried out jointly with Kent Police, during which it was confirmed that no kidnap had taken place.

On Wednesday two arrests were made at an address in Gravesend, Kent, and the pair taken to Carlisle police station.

An 18-year-old Carlisle woman, and a man, 24, from Gravesend, will appear before magistrates later.

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