Sussex

Chichester man, 24, hunted after kidnapping

Chichester kidnap scene
Image caption Sussex Police said armed officers were deployed to the kidnapping scene

Police are trying to trace a 24-year-old man after another man was kidnapped in West Sussex.

The victim, 27, was assaulted and kidnapped from outside a property in Osbourne Crescent, Chichester, at about 03:00 GMT on Sunday.

He was found in the town at about 14:00 and taken to hospital suffering from cracked ribs and bruising.

Police said the people involved were known to each other and there was no danger to the public.

Sussex Police said firearms officers were deployed to the scene as a precaution.

The 24-year-old man is from Chichester. Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident has been asked to come forward.

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