Police are appealing for information in relation to reports of a possible abduction in Dukinfield, Tameside.
At around 2am today (January 24), officers were called to reports of a possible abduction on Chester Avenue in Dukinfield, where a group of six men assaulted another male and forced him into a silver BMW 4X4 before making off in the direction of Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield.
Five men - aged 23, 28, 32, 32 and 35 - have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and remain in custody for questioning. Police are also trying to track down two other men.
Det Supt Gareth Jenkins of Tameside police said: “The priority here is to locate anyone else who may have been involved in the incident.
“This is a fast-moving investigation and whilst we already have five men in custody, officers are working around the clock and carrying out extensive enquiries to locate anyone else who might have been involved and to piece together the circumstances.
“I understand the concern this will cause in the local community, but I can assure you that we are treating it as targeted and isolated incident and believe there to be no wider risk to the public.
“We are appealing to any witnesses - or anyone with relevant information or footage (including CCTV, mobile or dashcam) - to make contact with police as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should call the police on 0161 856 9262 quoting incident number 217 of 24/01/2024.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.