BREAKING: Police appeal for witnesses to potential assault and kidnapping in Burngreave

Police are appealing for witnesses to a potential assault and kidnapping that happened in the Burngreave Area of the City this morning.

The Police were called at around 3.20am, when a man was reportedly assaulted and bundled into the boot of a silver Audi A6 on Bressingham Road.

The Audi has been found abandoned on Catherine road, Police are searching for the attacker and victim.

Detective Inspector Lee Corker, the officer leading the investigation, said: “Somebody witnessed this incident and called it into us. Now we are seeking anybody else that may have seen the build-up to the incident, the incident itself or the aftermath to come forward.

“If you think you saw or heard anything suspicious around this time in the area of Bressingham Road and Catherine Road, then please let us know so we can build a complete picture of what happened.”

Police are urging anyone with information which could help them to call 101, quoting incident number 87 of 22 February.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also give information via the Crimestoppers website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

Written by Rebecca McPhillips

1st year Journalism Studies student at the University of Sheffield. I write the advice column at Liberty Belle Magazine.

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