Devon

Torquay man accused of kidnapping and robbing youth

A man has appeared in court accused of kidnapping and robbing a teenager in Devon.

David Cooke, 52, of Hele Road, Torquay, is accused of holding the 17-year-old against his will and taking a car stereo and equipment from him.

Mr Cook appeared at Torquay Magistrates' Court charged with kidnap, false imprisonment, blackmail and robbery.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Exeter Crown Court next week.

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