• Short Summary

    Italian police have had a major success in their efforts to deal with an outbreak of kidnappings.

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    GV PAN FROM Police TO car with boot lid open after chase
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    CU Kidnap victim laying on stretcher (2 shots)
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    Angelo Appolloni was abducted one day before the kidnapping of former Italian Premier, Aldo Moro, by members of the Red Brigades. His whereabouts are still unknown, but police were hopeful that useful information may are still unknown, but police were hopeful that useful information may be gained from a suspected member of the Red Brigades who is in hospital after being wounded in a fatal attack on a prison guard in Turin, who worked at the jail where 15 Red Brigades members are being held.




    Initials BB/1625


    EUROVISION TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Italian police have had a major success in their efforts to deal with an outbreak of kidnappings. On Monday night (10 April) police captured two men picking up a ransom of 317 thousand dollars U.S. for the kidnap of 16 year old Michaela Marconi, the daughter of a wealthy industrialist. On Wednesday (12 April) they stormed a country hideout and secured her release.

    SYNOPSIS: A few hours later, police intercepted three men transferring kidnapped building magnate, Angelo Appolloni from one hideout to another in the boot of a car. The kidnappers believed to be from the same gang that kidnapped Michaela Marconi fought a gunbattle with police and escaped.

    Angelo Appolloni lying handcuffed in the boot was wounded in the shoulder but not seriously enough to stop him from, hugging a policeman saying " I can't believe it. I can't believe it. I,m free." Appolloni was missing the tip of one finger that his kidnappers cut off and sent to his family with a ransom demand. Mr. Apolloni was kidnapped on March the 15th. Four months earlier another attempt to kidnap him was foiled.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8UR1FW3HKHXR74C32A3V2I9KU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UR1FW3HKHXR74C32A3V2I9KU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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