FOUR men have been charged with conspiracy to kidnap, in connection with an operation that involved an armed police raid on an Isle of Wight property.
Two of the men appeared before Isle of Wight Crown Court on Friday
Kieran Luke Mace, 26, of Sandown, and Gordon Frank McIntosh, 42, of Sandown Road, Sandown, both face conspiracy to kidnap allegations, while Mr McIntosh faces an additional charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.
No pleas were entered to the charges and both men were remanded in custody and are due to appear before the court again on November 26.
The charges were connected with Operation Part, which involved an armed police raid on a Freshwater property in September and resulted in several other arrests.
Sean Nicholas Lloyd-Fagan, 22, was charged on October 12 with conspiracy to kidnap and assault causing actual bodily harm.
Scott Trafford Smart, 26, from Shanklin, was charged yesterday with conspiracy to kidnap and assault causing actual bodily harm.
Both men are due to appear before Isle of Wight Crown Court this month.
The same operation resulted in the arrest of two other people, according to Isle of Wight police.
A 47-year-old man from the Isle of Wight was arrested on September 24 on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap. He is on police bail until December 3 pending further enquiries.
A 19-year-old woman from Freshwater was arrested on September 23 on suspicion of assisting an offender. She is also on police bail until November 13 pending further enquiries.
Police also confirmed that two men, aged 29 and 25, and one woman aged 21, had been arrested for offences originally linked to the same operation, but were no longer connected.
They were released on bail until November 4, pending further enquiries into the suspected theft of a car, which was found on fire near Fort Victoria, in the early hours of Monday, September 23.
Anyone with information can contact Newport CID on 101 quoting Operation Part. Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.