adidas originals beckenbauer allround Kidnapped model Chloe Ayling ‘slept next to her kidnapper and went shoe shopping with him’
Ms Ayling, of Coulsdon, south London, is said to have been drugged with the horse tranquilliser ketamine and transported in a bag to Borgial, an isolated village near Turin, before being released on July 17, according to Italian police.
She was then detained for six days while her captors reportedly tried to auction her on the dark web as a sex slave.
But her kidnappers eventually took her to the British consulate in Milan despite receiving neither payment nor a ransom, with the reason later given that they hadlearnedshe was a mother.
Ms Ayling’s lawyer acknowledged that aspects of the case seemed bizarre. He said investigators initially had “more than understandable doubts” about the model’s story.
“It seems incredible,” Francesco Pesce said. “A man kidnaps, together with others, a girl, and after a week, citing particular reasons, accompanies her inside a consulate . (and) practically hands her over to police.
“This at first was doubted also by investigators, but the story later turned out to be true.”
He said: “She was told that she was going to be sold to somebody in the Middle East for sex. She was told that people were there watching her and waiting to kill her if she tried anything.
“So she thought that the best idea was to go along with it and to be nice, in a way, to her captor.”
Milan police officer Lorenzo Bucossi said Herba described himself as a “paid killer” for a mercenary organisation. Others have suggested he is a fantasist.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Milan deputy prosecutor Paolo Storari said: “Fantasist or not, what is clear is that he is a very dangerous man who drugged his victim as soon as she was kidnapped and put her inside a large travel bag in the boot of a car.
“His version of events is barely credible but clearly he does not deny that he was with her for the time she was missing.”
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