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Appeal for witnesses after Stony Stratford kidnapping

Friday 22 May 2020

Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was kidnapped in Stony Stratford.

On the 13th of May the 55 year old victim was at a property in Augustus Road when three men wearing balaclavas and army camouflage clothes entered and dragged him out of the house. Two of the men also spoke with Scottish accents.

He was then forced into a white Transit van, which was driven to a flyover bridge at Deanshanger. When they reached this point, he was released unhurt.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Jodie Parsons, spoke of the incident and the appeal in a statement released today.

She said: “Occurrences such as this are extremely rare, and I believe this to be an isolated incident. There have been no similar such reports before or since, and thankfully, the victim was not injured, although was left shaken by the incident.

“I am appealing to anybody who believes that they have information about this incident to make contact with police.

“I’m particularly keen to hear from anybody who was in the vicinity of Deanshanger flyover bridge late in the evening of 13 May and witnessed anything suspicious involving a white Transit van to please come forward.

“If you were driving in the area and have dash-cam in your vehicles, please check this and contact police if it has captured anything that may help this investigation.

“You can do so by making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43200142424.

“To remain 100% anonymous, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”