A MAN will appear in court charged with kidnapping and robbery.

Hassan Nazir, 18, of Lodge Lane, Grays, has been summonsed to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Monday March 16 to answer charges of robbery and kidnap.

It follows a report on November 25 that a man his 60s was robbed in High Street Southend and reports that a man was robbed and kidnapped in Chichester Road, Southend two days later.

Two other men arrested in connection with the case have been released without charge.