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    One of Europe's most powerful industrialists -- Belgian Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, aged 40, was kidnapped outside his Paris home on Monday (23 January).

  • Description

    One of Europe's most powerful industrialists -- Belgian Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, aged 40, was kidnapped outside his Paris home on Monday (23 January).

    SYNOPSIS: Baron Empain lives in the Avenue Foch. The kidnapping happened shortly after he left home in a chauffeur driven limousine. The car's path was blocked by a van and a motor-cycle, which, according to the French Interior Ministry, appeared to have had an accident. But as the Baron's car stopped hooded men jumped out of the van and aided by the motorcyclist overpowered the chauffeur, jumped into the limousine and drove off with their captive.

    Although police combed the surrounding area, five hours after the kidnapping neither the authorities nor the Baron's family had been contacted by the kidnappers. The motive for the abduction was not immediately clear -- the Baron is a top member of the French employers' organisation and has been a frequent target for criticism by left-wing groups -- but he is also extremely rich. He is married with three children and heads a business conglomerate controlling more than 500 companies throughout the world.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANJ7H5P8T3FTTOGDHRCPHHAPZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAANJ7H5P8T3FTTOGDHRCPHHAPZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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