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Police appeal for witnesses following kidnap incident in Downley

| August 15, 2020

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following an incident in Downley, High Wycombe.

On Friday 14th August 2020, between 9.00pm and 11.00pm, a man in his thirties got into a car in the High Street Downley. Once inside the car the main in his thirties was assaulted by three men inside the vehicle. The man in his thirties tried to exit from the car and was dragged a short distance by the vehicle before he managed to escape.

The incident happened in The High Street, Downley close to The Bricklayers Arms.

During the incident the mobile phone belonging to the man in his thirties was taken, he also sustained injuries that required hospital treatment and has since been discharged.

The vehicle involved in the incident is described as a small dark coloured Ford Fiesta or Focus.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Lucy Berry, based at High Wycombe police station said: ‘I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident, or anyone who has information about what happened, to please come forward.

I would like to reassure the public that we believe this incident to be isolated and targeted, and there is not a further risk to the wider public.

Further, I would appeal to any motorists who were in the local area around the time of the incident to check dash-cam footage in case it has captured anything that may assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information can contact Thames Valley Police by calling 101, or making a report online, quoting reference 43200253899.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online or via 0800 555 111.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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