Kidnap trio bailed

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THREE Wigan men arrested after a landlord was kidnapped, before his pub was robbed then set ablaze, have been bailed.

Police were called to reports of a fire at a pub on Elliott Street, Tyldesley, shortly before 11.40pm on Thursday.

Emergency services discovered that a robbery had taken place at the George and Dragon pub and that the premises had then been set alight.

As the landlord was locking up the pub after closing time, he was approached by two men in balaclavas, who took him back inside and demanded money, stealing a quantity of cash.

Three offenders made off in a white transit van.

Police arrested three men, aged 19, 22 and 26, from the Wigan area. They have been bailed until March 29 pending further inquiries.