Man injured after being kidnapped and thrown into sea in Southsea

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  • Trio target 59-year-old and throw him into sea
  • They had tried to get cash from his bank account
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THREE men kidnapped a man and threw him into the sea, police have said.

The 59-year-old was targeted at a home in Beach Road, Southsea, when the man demanded money from him and kidnapped him.

The men drove the victim to a car park on Long Curtain Road, Clarence Esplanade. At this location the suspects threw the victim into the sea

Hampshire police spokesman

They drove him to a cash machine in St Catherine’s Street, where they tried to take money from his account.

Police say the men then drove him to a car park in Long Curtain Road at Clarence Esplanade, and threw him into the sea.

He suffered minor injuries in the attack on Sunday at around 3am.

CCTV shows the suspects entered the car park in the Peugeot 206 on Long Curtain Road at 3.09am and left at 3.23am.

All the men were white.

One was 5ft 7ins tall, late 20s to early 30s, had short brown hair, clean shaven and had a British accent but was not local. He was wearing a blue denim Wrangler jacket and black trousers.

The second man was 6ft 2ins tall, in his early 30s, medium build, had brown crew cut hair, stubble and was wearing a green jumper and blue Levi jeans.

Police said the third man was 5ft 9ins tall, stocky, had brown hair cut in a very short skinhead fashion. He was wearing black trousers, dark brown, v-necked jumper over a shirt, which had a blue and white striped collar.

A spokesman said: ‘After being unsuccessful in their attempt to get cash from the cash point, the men drove the victim to a car park on Long Curtain Road, Clarence Esplanade.

‘At this location the suspects threw the victim into the sea.

‘The man received minor injuries during the abduction.’

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 44160083968.

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