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Snatched by the old rage pensioners; KIDNAP.

Byline: ADRIAN SHAW

A GANG of pensioners allegedly kidnapped and tortured their financial adviser after losing pounds 2million savings in the credit crunch.

James Amburn was ambushed outside his house, hit over the head with a Zimmer frame and bundled into a car, it is claimed.

The OAPs then bound the 56-year-old with masking tape and threw him in a cellar for four days until he agreed to get their cash from a bank.

American-born Mr Amburn said the ambush took a while "as they ran out of breath".

He added: "The fear of death was indescribable. They bound me with masking tape until I looked like a mummy."

Mr Amburn was driven 300 miles from his home in Speyer, Germany, to one of the pensioner's homes in Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria.

His ordeal ended when he faxed a Swiss bank to get the cash. He secretly scrawled a message to call police. The five OAPs, aged 60 to 79, have been charged with kidnap.

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