Cumbria

Man charged over Cumbria kidnap

A man has been charged with kidnap and blackmail after a woman was threatened at knife point at a property near Keswick.

Police were called to a house in Newlands Valley at about 1845 BST on Thursday.

A major search was launched in the area involving officers, police dogs and a helicopter from Northumbria.

Vaughn Preece, 34, of Eden Street, Silloth was remanded in custody at West Allerdale Magistrates on Saturday.

Police have said that no-one was injured during the incident.

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