Four in court accused of Seaton kidnap

PUBLISHED: 17:26 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 17:26 22 November 2016

Exeter Crown Court. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exeter crown court

Exeter Crown Court. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exeter crown court


Judge adjourns case until December 6 to set a trial date

A group of men accused of kidnap are due to appear in court together for the first time next month.

They are all accused of carrying out the kidnap on a man in Seaton, and some are also facing other charges.

A Judge at Exeter Crown Court has adjourned all the cases until December 6 so a trial date can be set.

Jamie Channing, aged 27, of Prince Charles Road, Launceston; Troy Coaker, aged 24, of Harbour Road, Seaton; Sean Currie, aged 51, of Fore Street, Sidmouth, and Howard Dwyer, aged 38, of Malvern Road, Sidmouth, are all accused of kidnap.

They are all alleged to have carried away a male against his will at Seaton on July 6, 2016.

Channing and Currie also face charges of kidnapping a woman on June 24, 2016 and Channing is alleged to have carried out an assault which caused grievous bodily harm the following day.

Judge Robert Linford adjourned Dwyer’s case last week. He also adjourned the cases of Coaker and Currie in their absence this week.

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