Police appeal for information after potential abduction in Oldham

POLICE ARE appealing for information after a man was forced into the boot of a car in Oldham and abducted.

GMP logoAt around 12.40am on Friday 23 September 2016, officers received a report of a potential abduction in Hollinwood.

It was reported a man had been assaulted by two other men on Clovelly Avenue before a white coloured car pulled up alongside them and the victim was forced into the boot.

The car, believed to be a Vauxhall Zafira, then turned left at the nearby junction and drove in the direction of Hollins Road.

The victim is described as Asian, 20 to 25-years-old, of medium build, medium height, clean shaven and wearing a white T-shirt and grey trousers.

The two offenders are both described as Asian. The first is around 25 to 30-years-old, of medium build and wore a black hoody, with the hood covering most of his face, and black trousers.

The other man was aged around 30 to 35-years-old, clean shaven, of large build and very tall, and was wearing a dark top and baseball cap.

Police have been investigating the incident and following numerous lines of enquiry.

Detective Sergeant John Coleman, of GMP’s Oldham borough, said: “As with any report of abduction, it is vital that the matter is investigated fully, and officers have been carrying out exhaustive enquiries in the local area.

“We are, of course, still pursuing the incident as a potentially sinister matter, but we must also consider the possibility the victim is potentially now safe and well.

“I urge anyone with information relating to this matter to contact police, but equally, if you were the victim of this incident and are now safe, then please get in touch with GMP so that we can take the investigation forward.”

Anybody who recognises the descriptions of the men involved, or has any information relating to the incident should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 66 of 23/09/16, or alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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