Man abducted after road accident

A 27-YEAR-old man was help captive for around three hours after he was involved in a road accident in Essex, police revealed last night .

A 27-YEAR-old man was help captive for around three hours after he was involved in a road accident in Essex, police revealed last night .

The bizarre sequence of events unfolded at around 8.30am yesterday , when the victim was travelling in Chelmer Road, Braintree.

Police say his green Land Rover was in a collision with a blue Alfa Romeo – but then the 27-year-old, from Braintree, was bundled into an unknown vehicle and driven off.

A police spokesman said: "He was taken to an address in east London. He was held there for about three hours before being recovered. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for a check-up but not detained."


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Three men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the incident and are being questioned by officers.

Det Supt Win Bernard , of Essex Police, said: "This investigation is still in its early stages. A team of officers is trying to piece together the events of this morning, and is looking into the backgrounds of those involved to discover any possible motive."

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Police are appealing for anyone who thinks they have be able to help the inquiry to call Braintree officers on 01376 551312.

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