A MAN kidnapped and held hostage for six days has been freed after a police raid.
The unnamed man was tied up and held in a house in Benahavis, as kidnappers demanded €35,000 in ransom for his release.
A total of seven people have been arrested and are currently being grilled by Marbella police.
Police were alerted after relatives found the 27-year-old kidnapped man’s home trashed.
The group of kidnappers then contacted the man’s father and demanded he pay up or they would kill his son.
A meet had been set up in Puerto Banus to hand over the man for the money.
However, police thwarted the group’s plans when they spotted two of them at a San Pedro petrol station.
Following them back to a villa in Benahavis they were able to swoop in and set the hostage free.
- Not just for Christmas: The heroic work of Estepona’s Adana kennels - 8 Jan, 2017 @ 10:23
- Bambi on ice - 1 Jan, 2017 @ 16:01
- Cars banned from Madrid streets in trial run for pedestrianised city - 25 Dec, 2016 @ 16:54
- Gang of thieves gas and rob expat homes on Costa del Sol - 22 Dec, 2016 @ 09:14
- Spain boosts security in ‘Christmas hotspots’ following Berlin attacks - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 15:31
- Flood advice: How to claim on insurance following Costa del Sol deluge - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 13:25
- PIC EXCLUSIVE: Britain’s Most Wanted fugitive Mark Acklom strips off in Spain - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 11:05
- Prime Minister Theresa May vows to protect 1.2 million British expats living in Europe - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 09:51
- Britain’s Captain Calamity stranded in Spain after leaving passport onboard abandoned vessel - 20 Dec, 2016 @ 12:43
- Woman from Granada named best rugby referee in the world by IRFU - 20 Dec, 2016 @ 10:36