A Romanian man wanted for robbery and kidnap in his home country is being sought by Redbridge police.

Constantin Niciu is one of 18 high-risk offenders named by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Extradition Unit in a public appeal issued today.

The 34-year-old is wanted in connection with the abduction of two men who refused to assist in the trafficking of women.

The men were tied up, beaten with a plank of wood and their mobile phones and motor vehicle were stolen.

Niciu, who also uses the name Claudin Fagas, has links to Havering and is wanted by Redbridge police for recall to prison.

Police have advised the public not to approach him.

If you have any information on his whereabouts call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.