WATCH RESCUED: Danish man kidnapped and battered for 10 days in Marbella villa

RESCUED: Danish man kidnapped and battered for 10 days in Marbella villa Credit: Policia Nacional

A DANISH man, aged 30, has been rescued by Spain’s National police after he was kidnapped and held for 10 days in Marbella.

Police cooperation at the European level, through Europol, is said to have been decisive for the rescue of the man, who would have been badly beaten during his ordeal.

At the time of his release, the kidnapped person had a dislocated collarbone, severe fractures to his right elbow and bruises and cuts all over his body.

A 23-year-old Spanish man was arrested accused of wounding, kidnap, illegal possession of weapons and membership of a criminal group.

During the rescue operation, police found a revolver, €3,835, precision scales, a packing machine, and narcotic substances.

Investigations in Spain started when Danish authorities reported via Europol the kidnapping of a Danish citizen.

The information was based on a complaint made by the parents of the abductee after receiving telephone calls in Denmark demanding immediate payment by bank transfer of €165,000. If the payment was not made their son would die, they were told.

They also received photos of the bruised and battered victim from his captors to prove they held their son and that they were serious in their threats.

On the 10th day of the kidnapping, the captors had finally given the relatives just six hours to pay, on pain of the death of their son.

Racing against the clock, Spanish police managed to find the property where the man was held and put into operation a rescue mission.

They found the victim on the first floor of a house, locked in a room. Elsewhere in the house, they found the arrested man who was allegedly guarding the man.

The arrested man is also wanted by the Danish authorities for drugs offences.

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Dilip Kuner

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