Fourth man charged with Hopwood kidnapping

By Connie Osborne Monday 14 October 2013 Updated: 17/10 10:32

A FOURTH man has appeared in court charged with robbing and kidnapping a man.

Leon Lloyd Brown of Wellesley Gardens in Moseley, Birmingham stood before Worcester Magistrates in connection with robbing a driver of a cash in transit lorry of £465,000 and kidnapping him.

The incident happened at Hopwood Services, off the M42 on August 15.

The 37-year-old was remanded in custody to appear at Worcester Crown Court on October 25, with defendant Adam Lee Ali, aged 34 and of Cotman Close, Great Barr.

Two other defendants, Leon Bell, 37, and of Greenvale Avenue in Sheldon, and John Gerard Wall, aged 49 and of Bromford Lane, Washwood Heath, were remanded in custody to appear before Worcester Crown Court on November 25.

A fifth man is on police bail, awaiting further inquiries.

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