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Appeal for information following kidnap

Posted on 3rd July 2018

Our officers are appealing for information after a 22-year-old man reported being kidnapped in Park Lane, Allestree on Friday, June 22 between 3.05pm and 3.40pm.

The 22-year-old had driven to Allestree Park after arranging to meet a man he had met on a dating website.

When the man arrived he got into the victim’s car, a black Vauxhall Astra, and grabbed the victim by the throat before forcing his arms behind his back and binding his wrists. He then forced the victim into the passenger seat and got into the driver’s seat before driving off.

The man drove off towards Duffield Road, before turning left into Duffield and travelling to Makeney Road. He then stopped the car, got out and ran away, at which point the victim managed to free himself and drive away.

The man is described as white, in his early forties, and of stocky build. He is believed to be 5ft 10ins tall, with balding hair that is short and dark brown around the sides. He had slight stubble and was wearing a white t-shirt and chequered green shorts.

If you noticed anything suspicious, or have any information about the incident, please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

Please quote the reference number 18000289615 and the name of the officer in the case, DC Phil Harris, in any correspondence.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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