Ok, we’re a bit late on this one but thought we should still let you know.

It has been reported that the cousin of Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Estelle has been accused of kidnapping and blackmail, after he and three other men snatched a businessman off the street.

Jude Lebaga, is said to have jumped the 58-year-old man in Barking, east London on 25 September.

The victim was then violently thrown into the boot of Lebaga’s Land Rover, but managed to escape when the vehicle stopped momentarily outside a bank in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, 30 miles away from where he was abducted.

Lebaga and two other men are currently being held in custody awaiting a trial at London’s Snaresbrook Crown Court in December.

The accusation no doubt comes as a slap in the face to the American Boy singer, who ironically happens to be the face of numerous anti-crime campaigns, and also grew up with Lebaga, 33, in Hammersmith, west London.

Estelle has not yet commented.