Four people have been charged after officers from the Met's Central Operational Command Unit conducted searches at residential addresses on St Matthew Street on the Peabody Estate, SW1.
Three people were charged with conspiracy to kidnap, false imprisonment and conspiracy to blackmail. They are:
- Marin Majid, 20 (24.10.98) of Saville Road, Newham;
- Drilon Hykaj, 19 (18.12.98) of Peppermint Heights, Wembley;
- Agon Salihi, 22 (22.11.95) of Hide Tower, Westminster.
A fourth person - Karen Dumble, 43 (20.12.74) of Old Pye Street, Westminster - was charged with conspiracy to kidnap and false imprisonment.
All appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 21 November and were remanded in custody to next appear at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, 22 November.
A fifth person was released with no further action.