Police investigating reported abduction of 17-year-old boy in Brighton

Police investigating a report of an abduction in Brighton are appealing for witnesses to come forwards.

Saturday, 1st August 2020, 10:24 am

Shortly before 3pm on Thursday (July 30) a 17-year-old boy was reportedly forced into the back of a black car by two males at a bus stop in Upper Bevendean Avenue and subsequently pushed out of the vehicle in the Elm Grove area, police said.

The victim was located later that day safe and well, according to police.

CCTV enquiries suggest there were a number of vehicles that passed while the incident was taking place, a police spokesman said.

Detective Constable Janet Summers said: “We are urging anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward and speak to us about what they saw.

“CCTV enquiries suggest there were a number of vehicles which drove past while the incident was taking place. We are particularly keen to speak to those people and request any dash-cam footage that may capture what happened.”

Anyone with information can report online or call 101, quoting serial 893 of 30/07.