Kidnap victim in Spain digs way out of hole after 36-hour ordeal

A LORRY driver who was kidnapped and held in a hole in Madrid managed to dig his way out after a 36-hour ordeal.

According to reports the kidnappers assaulted the victim at knifepoint at a zebra crossing and forced him to drive to a property in the Cañada Real district on the outskirts of the city, an area with a reputation for drug sales.

Once there they took his wallet, clothes and all his belongings and shut him into a hole.

Using a spade he found in the space, after a day and a half of digging the victim managed to escape and run to a nearby service station for help.

Spanish media reported that a few days earlier a number of individuals has jumped on another person at knifepoint and forced them to go to different cashpoints and take out money. They then shut them into a car boot and abandoned them.

National Police have now arrested two men and a woman in connection with the cases.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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