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Moment woman is bundled into a car in suspected kidnap in Birmingham

Moment woman is bundled into back of a car by man in suspected kidnap in Birmingham as police launch urgent appeal to find her

  • Footage shows woman in her 20s trying to escape ‘kidnap’ car but being caught
  • She is seen in the dashcam video being bundled back into the dark Mondeo car
  • The disturbing scenes unfolded in Birmingham on Saturday night at 5.45pm
  • Witnesses said she had been grabbed off the street moments earlier in drive-by
  • Anyone with information should call West Midlands Police on 101 or on website

Detectives in Birmingham have released footage of a woman being kidnapped off the street – as they hunt the unknown man responsible.

A manhunt was underway this afternoon after dashcam video showed the moment a dark coloured Ford Mondeo abruptly stopped in Golden Hillock Road at 5.45pm on November 7.

Police fear a woman – who they believe had been forced into the car shortly before in nearby Sampson Road – is being held prisoner.

The footage shows her open a passenger door and scrambles outside before a man gets out and lifts her back inside, before the car continued onto Small Heath.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: ‘We radioed around details of the vehicle to all our patrols and checked road cameras but we’ve not yet been able to trace the car.

‘Enquiries continue in a bid to trace the car, its registered keeper and the men.

‘A handbag was found at the side of the road and witnesses have described the person being taken away in the car as a woman.

‘There was nothing in the bag to help us identify her and we’ve not been able to determine if she’s safe.

‘We’re hoping someone will recognise the man shown briefly in the clip or know someone who has access to a similar vehicle and matches the description of the men.’

The two men in the car are described as Asian and in their early 20s; the man who gets out of the car has a beard.

The woman was also Asian and believed to be in her late teens or early 20s.

The spokesperson added: ‘If anyone has information that could help us then please get in touch; we’re also asking the woman to make contact if she can to let us know she’s OK.’

Call West Midlands Police on 101 or message on Live Chat via its website. Alternatively, you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Callers won’t be asked their names and calls cannot be traced. Please quote crime ref 20/1863950/21.

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