Man abducted and assaulted in Letchworth

AN APPEAL has been launched after a man was dragged into a car and assaulted on Saturday afternoon.

A man in his 20s was walking along West View in Letchworth GC at about 4.40pm when a black VW Golf pulled up alongside him.

The passenger spoke with the victim and then got out of the car to pull him inside.

The victim was assaulted before being thrown out the car in Clothall Road, Baldock, at the junction with Warren Lane.

The first offender, the passenger, is described as an Asian man, aged in his early 30s who was of a slim build and 6ft tall.

He had short, spikey dark hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a grey Nike tracksuit and black trainers.

He had what has been described as a tribal tattoo on the left hand side of his neck and was wearing a gold sovereign ring.

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The second offender, the driver, is described as an Asian man of around 5ft 6in tall and chubby.

He had short, shaven hair and was in his mid 30s. He was wearing a long-sleeved white shirt and black trousers.

Detective Constable Laura Varney, investigating, said: “Firstly I would like reassure residents in North Herts that reports of incidents of this nature are extremely rare.

“The incident took place in broad daylight and if you were in the area of West View in Letchworth around the time of the incident you may well have seen something which could be vital to the investigation. If you have any information whatsoever, please contact me.”

Anyone with information can contact DC Varney directly on 01438 757541 or via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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