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Police launch witness appeal after kidnap attempt on teenage woman in Burnham

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An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following a kidnap attempt in Burnham on Monday 29th February 2016.

At around 9.30am a woman in her late teens was walking in the underpass at Burnham Lane towards the railway when a man approached her.

Initially the offender tried to engage her in conversation and walked alongside her. Then he grabbed her by the waist and started dragging her away. She managed to grab onto some railings and call the police on her mobile phone. At this point the offender ran off.

The victim sustained cuts to her hand and elbow.

The offender is described as Asian, 5ft 7ins, with facial stubble. He was wearing a grey jumper or sweatshirt with a red top underneath, a dark coloured jacket and tan-coloured trousers.

A 34 year old man from Slough has been arrested on suspicion of kidnap in connection with this incident and is currently in custody.

Investigating officer, Det Con Stuart Malham, from Slough CID, said: ‘We want to speak to anyone in the area at the time of the incident, in particular several people who passed the victim as she was being held by the man. They may have assumed there was a domestic argument going on. This was not the case and any information they may have could be vital to the investigation.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who man have any information to please contact Slough CID via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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