Man Kipnapped and attempted murder two charged

Police investigating a report that a Whitefield man had been kidnapped near his home and later shot have charged two men.

Anthony James Leonard, born 7/3/88, of Mouselow Close, Hadfield, Glossop, and Michael Thomas Sierotko, born 17/11/89, of Sunlaw Street, Glossop, have both been charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to blackmail.

Both are due to appear before Bury Magistrates on 5 February 2014.

The charges relate to an incident at 12.30pm on Sunday 8 September 2013, when police were informed of a concern for the welfare of a 28-year-old man from, Whitefield, after he failed to return to his home.

A short time later the man was located in the Holmfirth area of West Yorkshire area with a gunshot injury.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries but has since been discharged.