Kidderminster kidnapping: Third man charged

A third man has been charged with the kidnap of a man in Kidderminster who was later found in Birmingham.

West Mercia Police said the 37-year-old victim was taken from Upton Street, Kidderminster, on Saturday, 3 August and found by ambulance crews in Horselea Croft, Alum Rock, on Monday.

Steven Taylor, 37, of Johnstone Street, Aston, Birmingham, is accused of conspiring to kidnap.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Worcester Crown Court on 11 November.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries but has since been discharged, police said.

Robert Watters, aged 47, of Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, and Robert Collins, aged 58, of Eastham Court, Severnside, Bewdley, will appear at Worcester Crown Court on the same day.

Both were also charged with conspiracy to kidnap at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on 8 August.

A man and a woman remain on bail pending further inquiries, police said.

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