Coventry & Warwickshire

Kidnap accused in court after man found in Longford

Seven men have appeared in court charged with kidnapping a Coventry man.

It comes after a 25-year-old man was found in McDonnell Drive, Longford, at 23:00 BST on Tuesday.

Six of the defendants who appeared at Coventry Magistrates Court on Thursday are accused of kidnap while a seventh, Ricardo Grant, faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm.

All were remanded in custody and are due to appear at Coventry Crown Court on 9 January.

The Coventry defendants are Kofi Poyser, 22, of Dovedale Avenue, Ralph McLeod, 36, of Belmont Road, Lamar Grant, 24, of Broad Park Lane, Kadeem Poyser, 20 of Browning Road, Jermaine Campbell, 23, of Broad Park Lane, and Mr Grant, 23, who lives in Watcombe Road.

Ishmaeel Akbar, 31, is of Kingsbury Road, Tipton.

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