A British model has revisited the Italian farmhouse where she was allegedly held captive as her suspected kidnapper stands trial for her abduction.
Chloe Ayling claims she was kidnapped and detained for six days in Italy’s Piedmont region, after being grabbed during what she thought was a photo shoot.
Lukasz Herba, a 30-year-old Polish man, is on trial for her alleged kidnapping last July.
He was arrested after he released Ms Ayling at the British consulate.
Evidence shown to the Milan court featured Ms Ayling leading police to the farmhouse where she was held for six days.
In the video, she walks up a grassy slope towards the farmhouse, before letting officers in with her.
She is pictured wearing blue rubber gloves and pointing to parts of the house where she says she was held at various points during the six days.
Ms Ayling also showed investigators the town where she went with Herba to get shoes and food.
In court, Francesco Pesce, Ms Ayling’s lawyer, said: “The videos that were shown by the police were clarifying, she was explaining and describing everything without having any doubt and she was doing this in front of four policemen, this is self-explanatory.
“She was kind of indoctrinated to believe that these people were around the place and they were willing to kill her if she tried anything – that was not true of course but she couldn’t know, she didn’t even know where she was, she could have been in France, she had no idea she was in Italy.
“The city…. the town is not far from the border so even if she wanted to there was no way to escape safely and she is a model, she’s not a policeman or an agent, it’s normal.”
The court previously heard Ms Ayling was “drugged and stuffed in a suitcase” when she was captured.
Investigators have said the behaviour she exhibited during her capture is consistent with the effects of ketamine.
Bozena Katia Kolakowska, Herba’s laywer: “They wanted to create noise around this abduction, they wanted it to go into all the newspapers, they wanted people to talk about it. Everything was done so that it would become news, and for it to be spoken of.”
She added: “I’ve never seen an abduction that ends like this.”
Ms Ayling, from south London, insists she has told the truth about her captivity.
The trial continues.