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Witness appeal launched following report of a suspicious incident in High Wycombe

| September 1, 2014

Police Light - 2014-03-22

Thames Valley Police have launched a witnesses appeal after a 19 year old woman reported that she had been forced into the rear of a vehicle in Wycombe on Friday 29th August 2014.

Police are investigating to establish the circumstances around the incident.

The victim was walking in Cotswold Way, Wycombe at around 4.30pm when she was approached by a man who grabbed her and forced her into the back of a white van. She was then driven and dropped off at Eastwood Road, Stokenchurch.

The victim was unharmed.

When dropped off in Stokenchurch, the victim stopped and spoke to a passing couple. The woman, thought to be named Kate, drove her back to her home address in Wycombe.

The offender was a white man, described as having short grey hair and in his fifties.

The van is believed to be a small white transit-style van. No registration details are available.

Investigating officer, Det Sgt Richard Earl of Force CID said: ‘This is an unusual case and we are investigating the report fully. I would like to appeal to the passer-by, called Kate, and anyone else with her, who assisted the victim to get home, to contact police, as she would have valuable information to progress our investigation. Fortunately, incidents such as this nature are extremely rare and I would urge anyone with information to contact me.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation, should contact Det Sgt Richard Earl of Force CID, High Wycombe on the non-emergency number 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 crimestoppers-uk.org.No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Further information can be found on the Thames Valley Police website.

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