Brother of Pole implicated kidnap plot to fight extradition

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Posted: Aug 17, 2017 10:50 AM

LONDON (AP) — The brother of a Polish man suspected of kidnaping a British model will fight his extradition to Italy.

The U.K. National Crime Agency says officers arrested Michal Konrad Herba, 36, in central England on an Italian warrant. He's the brother of Lukasz Pawel Herba, who has being held in Italy on suspicion of abducting model Chloe Ayling.

Ayling says she was lured to Milan last month for a fake photo shoot. She says she was then drugged, stuffed into a suitcase and held at a rural house by criminals who threatened to auction her online. She was released after six days.

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At Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday, Michal Herba spoke only to give his address, date of birth and to contest his extradition. His attorney, Katherine Newey, says he denies involvement.