UPDATE, Thursday 11am: MP’s agent remanded in custody on kidnap and drug charges

Charged: Craig Jackson

Charged: Craig Jackson

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Craig Jackson, agent for South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes, has been denied bail at Lincoln Crown Court today.

THURSDAY, 11am: Craig Jackson, agent for South Holland and the Deepings Conservative MP John Hayes, has been denied bail at Lincoln Crown Court today.

He is charged with kidnap and possession of class B drug cannabis.

He will be remanded in custody until his next scheduled appearance at Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday, March 2.

WEDNESDAY, 4pm: The spokesman and agent for South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes has been charged with kidnap and possession of class B drug cannabis.

Craig Jackson (39), of Wharf Street, Sutton Bridge, was due to appear at Grantham Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday). The outcome was not known as we went to press.

The kidnap charge relates to an alleged offence on Sunday involving a 50-year-old man from Holbeach Clough.

• More on this story in tomorrow’s Spalding Guardian