Victim found in Sheffield after alleged kidnapping from bus stop in Edgware

By Dave Speck in Local People

Police are appealing for information to help trace two men wanted in connection with an alleged kidnap from a bus stop in Edgware.

The 25-year-old victim is said to have been grabbed from the bus stop, on Station Road, before being marched around the corner into nearby Manor Park Crescent where he was allegedly assaulted and bundled into the back of a car.

Police traced the vehicle to an address in Sheffield the following day where they found the victim and four men inside.

The victim had various facial and head injuries as well as a bleed on the brain and was treated in hospital from where he has now been discharged.

Four men, aged 19, 22, 26, and 29 were arrested and have since been charged with kidnap - but police are still appealing for any witnesses to the incident which happened at 8pm on Friday April 7.

As the vehicle drove off and turned into Station Road, other suspects who were “eastern European in appearance” left the scene on foot along Manor Park Crescent, say police.

"The incident happened in a busy street just off the main road in Edgware,” said Detective Sergeant Andrew Cook from Barnet CID.

He said: “Were you there or did you see or hear anything suspicious? There were passing members of the public and other vehicles in the area.

"The suspects appear to have carefully planned this attack and are alleged to have shouted ’police’ when grabbing hold of the victim.”

The car was described as a dark-coloured Ford Fiesta Zetec.

Anyone with information is asked to call Barnet CID on 0208 733 5836 or 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet police via @MetCC

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