Female tourist kidnapped from nightclub and kept in locked dog cage for 20 days

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    A female tourist was reportedly kidnapped while out clubbing then brutally attacked and kept in a locked a dog cage for 20 days.

    Kidnappers were said to have pounced on the victim while she was with a friend in the red light district of Angeles City, in the Pampanga area of the Philippines on September 17.

    They were said to have demanded a ransom of around £180,000 from the woman's family, who are from China.

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    Batangas City Police saved the woman after she escaped from her captors who detained her in a house in Barangay Alangilan, for nearly three weeks on October 6.

    The victim – a Shanghai native whose name has been withheld – was found by officers in a convenience store in the village and was brought to the police station.

    Law enforcement officers raided the house from which she fled, but the suspects had already escaped.

    They also discovered the cramped cage – with some pillows and a red bucket inside – where the lady was kept hostage.

    The police anti-kidnapping unit confirmed that an abduction had been reported in the same city on the same date.

    The woman's boyfriend filed a report after receiving a video from an unknown number on his phone that allegedly showed his girlfriend being battered by a baseball bat.

    He said the suspects later called him demanding £180,000 in ransom for her freedom.

    He further claimed that the woman had been whisked away on a white Toyota Fortuner with two Chinese nationals and a Filipino at the wheel.

    It is unclear how the victim managed to break free from the cage and escape her abductors.

    Brigadier General Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr, chief of the Police Regional Office 4A, said in a statement: "I commend the operatives of Batangas City Police Station for saving the victim. Your timely response foiled a yet another kidnapping incident involving Chinese Nationals.

    "Such atrocities should not proliferate in our region. We should strengthen our intelligence efforts and maintain police presence in the streets as a deterrent to possible kidnapping and other crimes.

    "I want immediate progress in this case and also, I want these kidnappers to be arrested. We cannot tolerate these criminals who victimized innocent civilians for their own gain."

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