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Kidnappers abduct and rob man in Gosport
4:51pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
A MAN was kidnapped and robbed by a gang of men who bundled him into a van.
They then drove the victim to an unknown location, robbed of £50 in cash and kept in the van overnight before being driven back to Gosport.
The victim was taken out of the van and assaulted in the Cambridge Road are of the town in the next morning.
He later received medical attention in hospital for an injury to his face.
Investigating officer Detective Inspector Gary Towse said: "The exact motive for the crime is not known at the moment, but all the information we have so far shows this was a targeted attack on this man. I’d like to reassure the community that there is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to the general public.
"We would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of Forton Road in Gosport between Russell Street and Ann's Hill Road at around 7.30pm to 8.15pm on Saturday, October 19 - or anybody who was in the Cambridge Road area of Gosport on Sunday, October 20 at around 8.30am to 9am. CID is seeking witnesses to suspicious activity, particularly anyone who noticed a van and several men."
The man was abducted around 7.30pm on Saturday, October 19 and was returned to the town around 8.30am the following morning.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact CID at Fareham Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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