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More dramatic than an episode of Love/Hate! Laurence Kinlan reveals he was nearly KIDNAPPED

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Love/Hate star Laurence Kinlan has revealed he was nearly kidnapped by a strange man when he was younger.

The Dublin actor, who plays gangster Elmo in the RTE drama, said he was approached when he was 10-years-old and ran straight home.

Laurence explained an older man asked him to help him find his dog.

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“‘Will you help me find my dog? I think it is up this way,” Laurence recalled.

“I knew that once I got to my house and I was going to run into the garden and scream.

“And as I got to the house, I screamed, ‘Ma! Da!'”

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According to the Sunday Independent the man jumped into an English registered car and drove off.

“They were trying to kidnap me, 100%,” Laurence said.

“I remember being terrified when it happened. The police were all around the house and they were trying to figure out who it was.”