Three more arrested in Watford Junction 'kidnap' case

Three appear in court in connection with Watford Junction 'kidnap' case

Three appear in court in connection with Watford Junction 'kidnap' case

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Three more people have been arrested in connection with two missing people who were found at a taxi company at Watford Junction earlier this month.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said a 28-year-old, 37-year-old and 30-year-old, all from Watford, were arrested this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap.

The latest development bring the number of people arrested and charged in connection with the case to 10.

Today a husband, wife and son also appeared in court today on charges relating incident.

Hamzah Chaudry, 25, and his father Khalid Chaudry, 52 of Albert Road North appeared by video link from HMP Bedford at St Albans Crown Court.

Hamzah is charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, kidnap and false imprisonment and Khalid is charged with false imprisonment.

Khalid’s wife, Rubina Chaudry, 45, was present at St Albans court and faces charges of assault causing actual bodily harm and false imprisonment.

The trio entered no plea to the charges.

The appearance comes after police found a missing man and woman at the building of a taxi company based in Watford Junction station on May 14.

Today in court prosecutor Ann Evans told the judge "extensive enquiries" still needed to be carried out in the case.

The defendants will appear in court on August 15 for a plea management hearing.

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