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Kidnap probe in Swansea street after claims woman was pulled into car

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 06, 2013

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POLICE in Swansea are calling for witnesses after a woman was allegedly abducted in the city.

South Wales Police detectives are appealing for information after the “suspicious incident” at about 4pm on Monday at the junction of Eden Avenue and Glanmor Road in the Uplands area of Swansea.

A woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, was seen being forced into a dark-coloured jeep-style vehicle.

The vehicle is believed to have contained three people who witnesses described as being of Chinese appearance.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Davies of Swansea Central Police Station said: “We are concerned for the safety of this female and would encourage her to contact us so that we know she is safe and well.

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident which happened in broad daylight on a busy road.”

Uplands councillors have also encouraged anyone with any information regarding the incident to get in touch with the police.

Councillor John Bayliss said: “It is very concerning.

“I back what the police are saying.

“The woman needs to contact the police if she is able to.

“I just hope anyone who saw the incident would go to the police with any information.

“Uplands is a very quiet place in terms of crime.”

Uplands councillor Nick Davies has called on anyone with any information regarding the incident on Monday to get in touch with police.

News of the alleged abduction comes just days after South Wales Police launched a manhunt in the neighbouring Sketty area of Swansea following an armed robbery.

Two men wearing high visibility clothing entered Dylan’s Wine Merchants on Dilwyn Road shortly before midday on Saturday.

One of the men was armed with a shotgun and demanded money from the shopkeeper.

The duo made off in a van belonging to the wine merchants, which was later recovered by the police around a mile from the incident at Briar Dene in Sketty Park.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Benson-Davison said: “Armed robbery is an offence not often committed within the communities of South Wales, and I would like to reassure the residents of Swansea that we have a team of specialist officers working hard to locate these men.”

Anyone with information on either of the two incidents should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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  • bennyhill4  |  February 06 2013, 10:14AM

    It''s a pity the people who noticed they were chinese looking did'nt notice the number plate of the vehicle. I suppose it happened so quick they did'nt realise what was happening until it was too late

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