Hampshire Kidnap: Two Arrests Over Abduction

Hampshire Kidnap: Two Arrests Over Abduction

Two men have been arrested in connection with a "terrifying" robbery in which a woman was kidnapped at gunpoint and driven around in her own car.

A pensioner couple were approached by a man last Friday morning outside their home in Rookes Lane, Lymington, Hampshire, before being threatened with a gun.

The man, aged in his 70s, suffered a minor head injury as he confronted the robber.

But the woman, who is in her 60s, was then forced to go with the robber as he stole the couple's car and drove her around the Lymington area, making more demands for money.

He returned to the house around 15 minutes later with the woman, who was released unharmed, before he drove off again in the car which he then abandoned.

A total of £100 in cash was stolen.

A 48-year-old man from Lymington was arrested on suspicion of robbery and aggravated burglary and then released on bail until January 11.

A 44-year-old man from New Milton was arrested on suspicion of robbery last night and remains in police custody.

New Forest district commander Chief Inspector Tony Rowlinson said: "I would like to thank members of the public for their response to our appeals.

"Information received over the weekend gave detectives new leads which had to be followed sensitively as well as swiftly."

He had previously said: "This was a shocking crime committed against a couple who were subjected to an unprovoked, terrifying attack in their own home and car."