Monday 17 December 2018

Man convicted of kidnapping British model in Italy

In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, Lukasz Herba sits at a Milan court, Italy (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, Lukasz Herba sits at a Milan court, Italy (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)

An Italian court has convicted a Polish man of kidnapping British model Chloe Ayling for ransom, and sentenced him to 16 years and nine months in prison.

Prosecutors in the case of Lukasz Herba said Ms Ayling was drugged and kidnapped after she showed up at a Milan address for a modelling job, then held for six days at a farmhouse in the neighbouring Piedmont region before being released at the British consulate in Milan.

Defendant Herba (30) had claimed Ms Ayling agreed to the scheme to boost her career.

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