Appeal for witnesses following kidnap in Slough

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a kidnap in Slough. At around 11.35am last Thursday (16 December), the victim, a man in his sixties, was walking along Grasmere Avenue close to the roundabout with Wexham Road, when he was approached by two men.

The men claimed that they needed money to leave the country and that the man could help them by getting involved in a charity lottery.

They took the victim to Church Street in a black BMW saloon style car, where they made him withdraw a large amount of money from a nearby bank.

The victim was not injured.

The first offender is described as a middle-eastern man, aged around 35-years-old and approximately 5ft 6ins tall with dark hair. He was wearing a black coat, grey trousers, a hat and gloves, and a face covering.

The second offender is described as a Nepalese man, aged around 35-years-old. He was wearing a black coat, blue jeans, black shoes and a face covering.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Oliver Elston from Thames Valley Police, said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information about what happened to please come forward.

“I’d also ask any motorists who were around Grasmere Avenue and Church Street to check any dash-cam footage in case it may have captured anything that could assist the investigation.

“Anyone with information can contact police by making a report online, quoting reference 43210567291.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”