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Men sought after Christchurch kidnap and assault

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Image caption The victim was dragged from a convenience store by a group of men

Three men are being sought by police after a man was kidnapped and assaulted in Dorset.

The 22-year-old was dragged from a convenience store in Hunt Road, Christchurch by a number of men thought to have knives at 19:30 GMT on Friday.

Police said he was taken away in a car before being located in the town three hours later. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Officers said they believed the attack was "targeted".

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