Men appear in court charged with attempted kidnap in Hayling Island

The Gosport sundial where the attack happened. Photo: Peter V. Facey

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TWO men have been charged with an attempted kidnap.

Leo Smith, 31, of Sea Grove Avenue, and Darren Anscombe, 35, of Wheatlands Avenue, both on Hayling Island, appeared before Portsmouth magistrates. They are due at Portsmouth Crown Court on January 11.

Both are charged with attempted kidnap involving a 28-year-old man on December 5 in Wheatlands Avenue.

Smith is also charged with one count of sending a threatening communication

A 26 year-old man, of no fixed address, has been bailed until March 1.