Police charge man with kidnapping boy, 3, in UK

Police charge man with kidnapping boy, 3, in UK

A man has been charged in England with kidnap following the disappearance of a three-year-old child.

Essex Police are no longer searching for the young boy, who went missing last Sunday, sparking a search across the county.

Tradesman Robert Gurling, 45, from Romford, will remain in custody until his appearance at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Laurence Payne, 40, a computer programmer, also from Romford, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today charged with assisting an offender, in connection with the investigation.

He was remanded in custody until later this month, when he will appear at Chelmsford Crown Court.

A woman from Guildford in Surrey has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has been released on bail.

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