Leeds & West Yorkshire

Fifth person charged with false imprisonment

A man has become the fifth person to be charged with false imprisonment in connection with an incident in Leeds, police have said.

Dean Walls, 51, from Meanwood, Leeds, has also been charged with assault by beating.

Four people were previously charged with false imprisonment amid police warnings about the activities of so-called paedophile hunters.

Mr Wallis is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court on 8 March.

Last week, three men and a woman were charged with false imprisonment in connection with incidents in Wakefield on 11 August and Leeds on 13 January.

Phil Hoban, 43, of Beeston, is charged with two counts of false imprisonment, assault by beating, and a public order offence.

Jordan Macdonald, 18, and Jordan Plain, 25, both from Farnley, are charged with false imprisonment and assault.

Kelly Meadows, 39, of Lawnswood, is charged with false imprisonment.

They are all due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court between 8-11 March.

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