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UPDATED: Three arrested on suspicion of kidnap
1:40pm Sunday 21st October 2012 in News
THREE men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap.
Police launched a search for Thomas Brittain on Saturday after they received reports he had been assaulted and abducted on Friday night.
He called police on Saturday lunchtime to let them know he was safe and well.
Officers found he had not been the victim of any crime after they met him in Frinton.
Following a series of inquiries police discovered another man had been assaulted.
He had been discovered nearby and taken to Colchester General Hospital with several injuries.
The man is now recovering at home.
A 26-year-old man from Colchester, a 17-year-old boy from Clerkenwell, east London, and a 20-year-old man from the Clacton area were arrested on suspicion of kidnap on Saturday afternoon.
They have been released on police bail until December 4.