Appeal for information after Blackburn incident

Thursday, October 8, 2020

We are appealing for information following a report a woman was forcibly put in a car in Blackburn. 

We were called around 9pm on Tuesday (October 6) to a report a woman had been picked up by a man and put in a silver, Ford Fiesta-type car, on Hillside Avenue.

A woman, possibly carrying a baby, was believed to be with the pair.

At this point we have had no reports from any victim and it isn’t clear exactly what occurred, so we would like to establish whether any offences have actually taken place.

We are asking anybody who saw anything or who has information about it to contact us as soon as possible. In particular are asking for information about the silver car we would like to trace, which was seen in the area at the same time.

Det Sgt Stephen Craig, of Blackburn CID, said: “This incident came in to us from a third party, so at the minute it isn’t clear what happened and we have had had no complaints from anybody who may have been a victim.

“Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the offence? Did you see a silver car being driven towards the scene or making off from the area?

“If you have any information that can help with our enquiries we would urge you to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email [email protected] quoting log number 1456 of October 6.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be called on 0800 555 111.

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