Three lapdancers and club manager ‘kidnapped man who owed them money’


Four women have appeared in court accused of kidnapping a man who owed them money from a lapdancing club.

Mandy Cool, 29, Charlotte Devaney, 34, and Rachel Goodchild, 24, and Stephanie Pye, 30, are alleged to have enlisted the help of two male friends to recoup money owed to them by Curtis Wood.

Cool, of Southampton, Devaney, of London, and Goodchild, of Southampton, pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnap at Gloucester Crown Court along with Robert Morris, 26, and Alexander Morris, 22.

The two men, also of Southampton, also pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbery, and Alexander to carrying a stanley knife in a public place.

The court heard that the girls, who are thought to be from a well-known club in London, were hired during the Cheltenham Festival in 2012.

Police raided and closed down the makeshift club, leaving alleged victim Mr Wood in their debt, it was said.

It is alleged that they then asked friends Robert and Alexander Morris, of Southampton, to help get the money back.

All six defendant’s are accused of kidnapping Mr Wood on September 3 2012 and it is also alleged that Robert and Alexander robbed Mr Wood of a watch, worth £4,650, and £60 in cash, on the same date.

Martin Steen, prosecuting, said: “A club in Cheltenham was used as a lap-dancing club.

“Half way through the festival the club was closed down and the women claimed they were owed money

“The ladies in question were owed money by the male, this is not disputed.”

Stephanie Pye, of Sutton Coldfield, West Mids., did not enter and plea.

The defendants were granted bail and a trial is expected to take place at Bristol Crown Court in the summer.


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