Woman kidnapped from Welwyn as her car is stolen

PUBLISHED: 14:40 04 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:40 04 January 2018

A car is removed from the scene in Fulling Mill Lane, Welwyn.
Picture: Nina Morgan

A car is removed from the scene in Fulling Mill Lane, Welwyn. Picture: Nina Morgan

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A woman was kidnapped from Welwyn when her vehicle was stolen, ending up in Northampton after a police chase.

Police stopped the woman’s vehicle, a silver Ford Mondeo, in Shadowfax Drive, Northampton, yesterday at about 2pm after giving chase.

The police pursuit was carried out in connection with four burglaries that are reported to have occurred in Hertfordshire earlier in the day - in Little Acres in Ware, Saffron Close in Hoddesdon, London Road in Hertford Heath and Mercia Road in Baldock.

As part of the investigation, a grey BMW was recovered in Mercia Road, Baldock and a blue Honda Civic was recovered in Fulling Mill Lane, Welwyn.

During the incident a man was also taken against his will in Mercia Road, Baldock when his vehicle - the Honda Civic - was stolen before ending up in Welwyn.

A police spokesman said: “They [both victims] are both now safe and well and were not injured during the incident.”

A 50-year-old man from Essex was arrested on suspicion of kidnap by officers and he remains in police custody at this time.

Two other men made off from the scene and enquiries are on-going to locate them.

•Anyone with information that could help the police investigation is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 309 of January 3 or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report.

•Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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