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No updates on Oxford kidnapping incident


Sep 1, 2022

POLICE confirm there are no updates after four men were arrested after a kidnapping incident in Oxford.

Thames Valley Police launched a kidnapping investigation after a man was bundled into a car during a terrifying ordeal at about 9.45pm on Friday (August 26) in Green Road.

The man was pushed into a vehicle by some other men, who then drove off. The police said the victim was subsequently let go and did not suffer any injuries.

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An 18-year-old and a 21-year-old from Headington and a 21-year-old from Oxford have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and assault. They have all been bailed until 23 September.

A 48-year-old man from Headington has been arrested on suspicion of using threatening or abusive behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence. He has been bailed until 23 September.

Almost a week later there are no new updates on the case but police are still appealing for witnesses following the incident.

Detective Constable, James Salt, based at Oxford police station, said: “We believe this incident was witnessed by several people.

“I would like to hear from anybody who was in the area and may have dash-cam footage to please contact us by making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43220384508.

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“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @Geeharland

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