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Woman bundled into car near pub in suspected kidnapping

NewsWoman bundled into car near pub in suspected kidnapping


Police officers descended on Edge Lane in Droylsden on Thursday afternoon (April 28). 

Greater Manchester Police said a woman was believed to have been pulled into a vehicle on the busy road. 

The woman has since been found safe and well following a lengthy search by officers. 

Police have now arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of kidnapping, Manchester Evening News reported.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers were called to a report of a kidnap just after 12.10 pm yesterday (April 28, 2022) where a woman was reportedly pulled into a vehicle on Edge Lane in Droylsden. The woman was later found safe and well.

“A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnap. He remains in custody at this time and enquiries are ongoing.”

Edge Lane was closed off for a number of hours yesterday while officers carried out investigations at the scene. 

A cordon was in place near to the Garderners Arms pub and traffic was stopped from driving along the road. 

The cordon was lifted before 4 pm yesterday but police remained at the scene after the road was reopened. 

Officers are reportedly continuing with their enquiries today while the suspect remains in police custody. 

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