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Man reportedly ‘kidnapped’ on way home from pub in Woodthorpe


A man is in hospital after reportedly being kidnapped last night by three men on the way back home from a pub in Woodthorpe.

It is reported that the men bundled the victim into a vehicle before beating him up.

The man had gone to the pub and was returning home, when he was approached by the men at around 10.10pm in Egerton Walk.

Detective Sergeant Mark Shaw is leading the investigation. He said: “We are working hard to establish the circumstances.

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“The man remains in hospital and will have scans later today at Queen’s Medical Centre. His injuries aren’t believed to be life altering. 

PICTURED: Phoenix Avenue (IMAGE: Google)

“He was reportedly picked up around 1010pm by a group of men and beaten up in the vehicle, suffering significant bruising to his body.

“He was dropped out of the vehicle shortly after and the alleged hostage was found and was looked after by members of the public who called the emergency services.

“We continue to have resources at two scenes this morning following last night’s incident.

“Officers will remain in Egerton Walk and Phoenix Avenue, Gedling as our enquiries continue.

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“If anyone saw anything suspicious or has any information please call 101, quoting incident number 773 of 8 September 2020.”

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