Two men remanded accused of kidnapping

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Two men accused of kidnapping a man and setting fire to his face after spraying him with fuel have made their first appearance at court.

David Potts, 31, of Salthouse Avenue, and Jonathan Stemburski, 34, of Church Street, both of Blackpool, are charged with falsely imprisoning a man and assaulting him causing actual bodily harm.

The man is alleged to have been punched multiple times when he was held in Stemburski’s flat on Sunday. He is in hospital with bruising on the brain and multiple facial injuries.

The defendants were remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on February 25.