British model Chloe Ayling kidnapped and held captive in Italy for six days Her abductors to try and sell her as a sex slave for a “starting bid” of $300,000, according to an email sent following her kidnapping.
A British model was kidnapped and held captive in Italy for six days, police have said, by a man who reportedly intended to auction her on the dark web.
A Polish national with British residence has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping for extortion purposes, according to reports, after the 20-year-old woman was returned to the British consulate in Milan. It is currently unclear why the kidnapping came to an end.
Police said the woman had come to Milan for a photoshoot, apparently a fake setup, and was attacked and abducted on 11 July.
According to court documents, the woman was drugged and transported in a bag to Borgial, an isolated village near Turin.
It is alleged two men tried to sell the woman online for around £230,000 and demanded the model’s agent pay to secure her safe release.
She was kept handcuffed to furniture but was freed after six days and taken to the British embassy in Milan, despite the ransom not being paid.