Missing man ‘kidnapped’ in Tesco as CCTV shows moments before he’s bundled into car

Gratas Miktus, Mantas Viktus and Luksys Liudvitkas have been charged with kidnap following reports that a man was put into a vehicle and driven away in Blackburn, Lancashire

Three men have been charged with kidnap following the disappearance of a man from a Tesco supermarket.

Police rushed to the store in Blackburn, Lancs., at 12.30pm last Friday to reports a person had been put into a vehicle and driven away.

Detectives believe the victim, who was walking alone and remains missing, was “taken against his will”.

In a bid to locate him, police have released footage showing him walking prior to the suspected kidnapping.

Three people have now been charged with kidnap, as Lancashire Police continue carrying out “urgent enquiries” to find the man, who remains missing.

Gratas Miktus, 24, Mantas Viktus, 26 and Luksys Liudvitkas, 25, all appeared before magistrates in Blackburn on March 9.

CCTV footage shows a man rushing into the Tesco

They were all remanded into custody and will appear at the Crown Court at a later date.

Four other men were arrested on Thursday in the Peterborough area on suspicion of kidnap.

Three, aged 32, 33, and 35, have been released under investigation while the fourth, aged 32, currently remains in custody.

Police still want information on two Skoda estate cars, which may have been involved in the suspected offence.

A man rushing into the Tescos

DCI Derry Crorken said: “While we have now charged three people and arrested a further four individuals our enquiries are very much ongoing and I would appeal for anyone with any information to get in touch.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who has information about either the burgundy or blue Skoda estate cars which we believe were used during this incident.

“If anyone has any information, however insignificant they feel it may be, I would urge them to call us.

“We remain very concerned and we continue to treat this incident extremely seriously.”

Anyone with information should call us on 101 quoting log 0545 of March 5 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.