Family plea for abducted man's safe return

PUBLISHED: 14:58 03 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:22 26 October 2009

John Finney

John Finney

KIDNAPPERS are believed to have snatched a man from his car. Traveller John Finney was wrenched from his Mitsubishi Shogun that was found abandoned in Park Farm on Northaw Road West, Northaw, say police.

KIDNAPPERS are believed to have snatched a man from his car.

Traveller John Finney was wrenched from his Mitsubishi Shogun that was found abandoned in Park Farm on Northaw Road West, Northaw, say police.

The 42-year-old from the travelling community has not been seen since just before 7pm on Friday.

His father, also called John, admitted that he was "concerned" about the whereabouts of his son and pleaded for him to come home safely.

He said: "We are desperate to hear that he is OK.

"We miss him. Please return him home safely to us or contact the police.

"We are receiving support from the wider travelling community who are assisting police in the search for John."

Inspector Bill Jephson said: "It is unknown at this stage why John has been taken against his will but I can assure his family and friends that we are working meticulously to try and trace him and will leave no stone unturned.

"We are increasingly concerned for John's safety and would appeal to anyone who has any information about his disappearance to contact us.

"John and his family are well known within the travelling community and we have been working closely with them to find him."

Anyone who knows of John's whereabouts should contact police on 01707 355666.


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