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Police arrest kidnap gang that preyed on new students

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

A KIDNAP gang that was forcing university freshers to hand over thousands of pounds during terrifying robberies have been arrested midway through a raid.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) had received numerous reports that newly arrived students in the city were being targeted by a group who were coaxing them into a dark car.

Once inside the victims were threatened and forced to make online transfers of £3,000 from their student bank accounts before being let out of the car.

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