Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Three in court on Sheffield kidnapping charges

Three men have appeared in court in connection with an alleged kidnapping.

Gamal Parsons, Mubarrack Hassan and Ahmed Ismail appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court charged with kidnap, blackmail and firearm offences.

Mr Parsons is also charged with drugs offences.

All three men, from Sheffield, were arrested following an armed police operation in Gleadless on Friday. They were ordered to appear at the city's crown court on 26 January.

Mr Parsons, 30, of Ironside Road, Gleadless, Mr Hassan 24, of Glossop Road, Broomhill, and Mr Ismail, 22, of Exeter Drive, Broomhall, were remanded in custody.

A 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident have been bailed.

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