Seven arrested over jewellery kidnapping

  • The gang had asked for a 1,500-euro ransom

Seven people - three men and four women of Spanish origin - have been arrested and a 24-year-old man freed after police traced a kidnapping to a country house in Cártama.

The man was taken by the gang from Ronda to a pawn shop in Malaga where they forced him to recover jewellery he had stolen and then sold for cash.

Unsuccessful, they took him to Cártama where they beat him, injuring his eye, before calling his mother to demand a 1,500-euro ransom.