India kidnap police arrest man in Dorset

Police investigating the kidnapping of a British couple in India have arrested a man in Dorset.

The couple, from London, were rescued four days after being abducted on 29 May after arriving at Chennai (Madras) airport.

The Metropolitan Police said a 22-year-old man was arrested in the Swanage area earlier.

The arrest is linked to the closure of a Texaco garage in Victoria Avenue in the town, the BBC understands.

'Safe and well'

A police statement said: "The Metropolitan Police Service have been working with Indian authorities to secure the release of two British nationals kidnapped in Chennai since 29 May.

"The investigation was led by the Chennai police with the MPS offering support to the family in London.

"The couple have now been rescued and are safe and well.

"This remains an ongoing investigation in both countries and therefore no further details are available at this time.

"[We] can confirm officers from the Metropolitan Police kidnap and specialist investigations unit have today arrested a 22-year-old man in the Swanage area as part of ongoing inquiries."

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