British model Chloe Ayling was under orders to address her captor as “MD” – the initials used by Herba on the email address ‘he handed to stranger’
The disturbing “business” card was said to have been handed to a Brit by Polish “loner” Lukasz Pawel Herba and has an image of the Grim Reaper alongside the words “Permanent Solution”.
The chilling ‘Grim Reaper’ calling card the alleged Black Death kidnapper ‘handed out to a Brit boasting of dark web services’
British model Chloe Ayling was under orders to address her captor as “MD” – the initials used by Herba on the email address he is said to have handed to a stranger
Neighbours of suspected kidnapper Lukasz Herba said mysterious banging noises could be heard coming from the flat during the night
New pictures of Lukasz Herba have emerged showing him on nights out
Lukasz Pawel Herba was arrested on July 18 on suspicion of kidnap and extortion
Polish-born Lukasz Herba appeared in an Italian court last week for a pre-trial hearing
Chloe was abducted and held hostage for six days after being lured to Milan for a bogus photo shoot
The mum-of-one is delighted to be home in the UK with her family
Herba is said to have left his details with the man – who wished to remain anonymous – in Birmingham city centre.
It comes after police revealed the 30-year-old was arrested on July 18 on suspicion of kidnap and extortion, after mum Chloe Ayling, 20, was driven to a remote farmhouse in Italy and held captive for six days.
The Sun Online has discovered new pictures of Herba which show him in eccentric clothing on a night out with friends.
He said to have told pals his white pin stripe suit was Gucci and wore a cowboy hat as part of his bizarre get up.
And an eerie Snapchat picture of him toasting in a pub was captioned: “It’s getting grim now!”
Chloe’s alleged kidnapper told her he was part of a sinister syndicate called Black Death which sold women as sex slaves.
Chloe’s abductor told her there are members of the gang all over Europe leaving her scared for her life
Police also released an image of Herba’s passport in which he went by another name, Daniel Zawada
Chloe was released by her kidnappers after telling them she had a two-year-old son at home
The glamour model was lured to Italy with the promise of a fashion shoot in Milan
The ordeal left her in fear for her life and is very grateful for her release
The terrified mum, 20, was warned she would be auctioned to Arabs on the dark web then fed to tigers when they grew bored.
Alarmingly Chloe was under orders to address her captor as “MD” – the initials used by Herba on the email address he left with our source.
Neighbours said they last saw Herba – who lived alone in a flat in Birmingham – around three weeks ago.
They reported that police had searched the property two weeks ago, but that Lukasz himself had not been there for three weeks.
They described Herba as a “loner” who went out for walks with a rat on his shoulder.
Neighbour Sinead Boyce, 23, said: “He’s a crazy bloke, he really is. He kept himself to himself a lot, I don’t think we ever got a word out of him.
“We’d see him from time-to-time carrying this rat on his shoulder. It must have been a pet or something.”
Chloe admits she feared for her life ‘second by second’ during her ordeal with sex traffickers
British model 'kidnapped in Milan for Dark Web auction' has spoken about ordeal
Chloe has been reunited with her family and young son and is delighted to be home
Chloe, who was lured to Italy by a fake photoshoot, said: “I feared for my life second by second.”
She is thought to have been drugged with ketamine before being stuffed in a suitcase and held for six days.
Chloe, from Coulsdon, South London, said: “I’ve been through a terrifying experience.
“When I entered the studio on July 11 I had my iPhone, wallet and wheelie suitcase.
“The door from the adjoining room was closed. Before I could go in someone with black gloves put their hand on my mouth.
“A second person in a balaclava and dark clothes gave me an injection.”
“I woke up in a car’s boot. My wrists and ankles were handcuffed, and there was adhesive tape on my mouth.
“I was inside a bag and was only able to breathe through a small hole.”
A ransom demand was sent to Chloe’s agent Phil Green, director of the Supermodel Agency.
Her abduction came after she was lured from England to a bogus fashion shoot in Milan.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it has been assisting with the investigation.
A spokesman said: “The NCA and the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (Emsou) have been working closely with the Italian authorities since the kidnap was reported.
“NCA officers in Italy and specialists from our anti kidnap and extortion unit are also providing support to the Polizia di Stato as part of the ongoing investigation.
“A house in the Oldbury area linked to Lukasz Pawel Herba was searched on July 18 by Emsou officers with assistance from West Midlands Police.
“Computer equipment seized is being forensically examined.”
Terrified Chloe was drugged before being put into a bag with only a small hole to breathe through
She was thrown into the boot of a car before being taken to the remote location
She was held captive at the remote farmhouse for six days
This is the remote farmhouse Chloe Ayling was held in
Herba was arrested on July 17 after delivering Chloe to the British consulate in Milan. Reports said he took pity on her after she told him she had a two-year-old son.
A note found on Herba’s computer after Chloe was freed bizarrely reads: “You are being released as a huge generosity from Black Death Group.”
When he was arrested police found a leaflet illustrated with drawings of Black Death plague doctors from the 1300s.
The Mail Online say Herba is now telling cops he was pulled into the plot under duress by a group of Romanians living in Birmingham.
He is said to have told Italian police that while he admits writing ransom demands he was forced to do so by the group. The Mail Online say he also claims he is suffering from leukaemia.
Remote farmhouse where Chloe was held hostage for six days
Other members of Lukasz Herba’s family are believed to have been targeted in a police raid on his home.
The flat, which neighbours said was the home of Lukasz and his brother, was stormed by police in the early hours of the morning after Herba was arrested in Italy on July 17.
West Midlands Police said the raid was in connection with the Herba family.
According to the Companies House website, Mikal Herba, a 36-year-old Polish national, is the director of a firm registered at the address.
The company, Her Trans Logistics Limited, is listed as a road freight transport business and is active.
A police spokesperson said: “West Midlands Police attended the raid as force support. The report makes reference to the Herba family.
“The property on Samson Close in Tividale was raided at 1:12am on July 18.”
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