Did you witness Dosthill Kidnap?

March 23, 2016

WARWICKSHIRE Police are appealing for information after a teenager was pushes in to the back of a car in the Dosthill area.  She was released a short time later.

The incident happened on the morning of Thursday 17 March at approximately 10am, the victim had been stood at the bus stop at the junction of High Street and Ascot Drive.

A royal blue Peugeot 307 approached the 18-year-old victim and pulled up alongside her. The passenger wound down his window and asked her for directions. The victim has approached the car and the passenger has asked her to come closer.

Once close to the vehicle, the passenger opened the door, got out and pushed the victim onto the backseat.

The passenger has then got back in and the vehicle has done a U-turn in the road before driving off in the direction of Kingsbury. The vehicle is believed to have travelled along the Tamworth Road and then onto Coventry Road.

When the vehicle has approached the Coventry Road island, the car has turned around and driven back to Rush Lane in Dosthill and stopped about 100 metres from where the incident initially took place.

The men have then told her to get out of the vehicle and have then driven off in the direction of Kingsbury.

The driver of the vehicle is described as a man in his mid-twenties to thirties of slim build. At the time of the incident he was wearing dark wash jeans and a navy jumper.

The passenger was described as a bald white man in his forties to fifties. At the time of the incident he was wearing light coloured jeans with a red top with writing on.

Detective Constable Matthew Bird said:

“I would like to reassure the public that this appears to be an isolated incident and we are investigating fully. We are following up on a number of lines of enquiry and we are taking this incident very seriously. I am keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident or recognises the description of the vehicle or the men please get in touch via 101.”If you can help officers please call 101 quoting incident number 115 of Thursday 17 March.”

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If you want to give information but don’t want to give your name you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form. Crimestoppers are not part of the police, when you contact them you won’t be identified. The only person who knows you have given information is you.