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Last Updated: Friday March 05 2010 09:07 GMT

Police confident in kidnap case

Sahil Saeed

Police investigating the kidnap of five-year-old Sahil Saeed in Pakistan are confident he will be home soon.

Several people have been arrested and two of them are said to be 'very close' to those suspected of taking Sahil.

He was taken from his grandmother's house at gunpoint and the kidnappers asked for lots of money to let him go.

Reports say the police have traced the kidnappers from calls made on mobile phones stolen from Sahil's family during the robbery.

Jane Sheridan, head teacher at Sahil's school in the UK, said everyone there was "deeply concerned" about his welfare and they were doing all they could to support his family.