Tyne & Wear

Newcastle child kidnap: Man and woman in court

Two people have been charged with kidnapping two children outside a school.

The two-year-old boy and five-year-old girl were picked up in west Newcastle by a female relative at 09:30 GMT on Tuesday, police said.

They were found later the same day in the care of the woman and another man.

A man, 33, and a woman, 24, appeared before magistrates charged with two counts of kidnap and will return to Newcastle Crown Court on 20 April.

The children were not believed to have been in immediate danger and were safely returned, Northumbria Police said.

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