THE jury in an alleged kidnap case will continue deliberating today.

Yesterday, the jury were sent out to decide the fate of a gang who reportedly kidnapped local businessman Richard Baker from his premises in Seddul Bahr Industrial Estate, in West End, after a gym was burned down in Eastleigh in January.

Daniel Harkins, 36, of Sherborne Road, Eastleigh; Jamie Kingstone, 40, of Paynes Road, Shirley; Leroy King, 34, of Dutton Lane, Eastleigh; Rodney Traves, 47, of Croydon Close, Southampton; Peter Chamberlain, 49, of Chaucer Road, Southampton and Alan Boddy, 47, of Goldingham Drive, Essex; are charged with conspiracy to kidnap, kidnap and assault.

Lukes Yeates, 33, of Woodlands Way, Bursledon is charged with helping an organised crime group and perverting the course of justice.

All have pleaded not guilty.

The trial continues.