Hampshire police drugs teams investigating incident in Southampton

Daily Echo: Man forced into car and made to strip Man forced into car and made to strip

A MAN was forced into the back seat of a car and made to strip before being dumped on the street.

Police believe the 31-year-old victim had just hours earlier been chased by two men into Southampton’s WestQuay Shopping Centre.

At around 11.20pm on Monday he was chased by two men and forced into the back seat of a light coloured car near to the junction of Denzil Avenue and Derby Road.

The vehicle travelled up Denzil Avenue towards Onslow Road. The victim was forced to strip and made to get out of the vehicle around Southcliff Road where, after a short time, his clothes were returned to him.

Earlier in the evening, at around 7.15pm, it is believed the same man was chased by two other men into West Quay shopping centre where he sought refuge.

Both incidents are being investigated by the police’s Operation Fortress team, which was set up to reduce the harm of drug-related violence around Southampton.

DC Mark Edis from the team said: “We’d like to speak to anyone who witnessed either of these incidents both of which happened in very busy areas. Even at that time of night there would have been people going about their normal business.

“Please contact us in confidence if you have any information you think may help, no matter how small, or if you would like to speak to the Operation Fortress team about drug-related violence where you live around Southampton.”

Anyone with information should call the Operation Fortress team in confidence on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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7:44am Thu 22 Nov 12

G0Rf says...

Thougt it was a random attack at first.
Now operation fortress are investigating sounds like the bloke was specifically targeted.
Thougt it was a random attack at first. Now operation fortress are investigating sounds like the bloke was specifically targeted. G0Rf
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10:12am Thu 22 Nov 12

rich the stitch says...

Could of been a taxi service for the kinky hotel in Woolston.
Could of been a taxi service for the kinky hotel in Woolston. rich the stitch
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11:55am Thu 22 Nov 12

Linesman says...

Could it have been a soldier from the Royal East Kent Regiment - Steady the Buffs?
Could it have been a soldier from the Royal East Kent Regiment - Steady the Buffs? Linesman
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2:34pm Thu 22 Nov 12

TheGooseisLoose says...

They probably thought he was a hooker
They probably thought he was a hooker TheGooseisLoose
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7:37pm Thu 22 Nov 12

AdamSFC says...

Linesman wrote:
Could it have been a soldier from the Royal East Kent Regiment - Steady the Buffs?
hahahahahahahaha
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Could it have been a soldier from the Royal East Kent Regiment - Steady the Buffs?[/p][/quote]hahahahahahahaha AdamSFC
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7:38pm Thu 22 Nov 12

AdamSFC says...

rich the stitch wrote:
Could of been a taxi service for the kinky hotel in Woolston.
was meant to quote this comment, oops
[quote][p][bold]rich the stitch[/bold] wrote: Could of been a taxi service for the kinky hotel in Woolston.[/p][/quote]was meant to quote this comment, oops AdamSFC
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11:31pm Thu 22 Nov 12

chunky_lover says...

rich the stitch wrote:
Could of been a taxi service for the kinky hotel in Woolston.
ha
[quote][p][bold]rich the stitch[/bold] wrote: Could of been a taxi service for the kinky hotel in Woolston.[/p][/quote]ha chunky_lover
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