Blackpool woman, 20, 'staged own kidnap and sent ex pictures of her tied up beside gun in bid to strip him of £2,000'

A Blackpool woman is accused of staging her own kidnap in a bid to force her ex-boyfriend to hand over £2,000.

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 11:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 11:04 am

Leah Jumeaux, 20, of Westbourne Avenue, South Shore, sent pictures of herself bound and gagged alongside a snap of a gun, prosecutor Chelsea Thomas told Blackpool Magistrates' Court this morning.

Defending, Robert Castle did not enter a plea for Jumeaux, whose blackmail case will now be heard at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday, October 13.

She was bailed.

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An undated file image of Blackpool Magistrates' Court

The alleged fake kidnap plot is said to have happened last October.

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