Teenager kidnapped in van drama

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was dragged into a van and driven off.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was dragged into a van and driven off.

A member of the public called police at about 9.10pm last night after he spotted a man dragging a girl into a van on Bucklesham Road near to the St Augustine's roundabout.

Officers were sent to the area and stopped a vehicle on the A14 westbound just prior to the Seven Hills interchange (junction 58).

The 15-year-old girl was found and a 26-year-old male from Ipswich was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and failing to provide a breath test. He remains in custody at Ipswich police station waiting questioning.


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The girl sustained bruising from the incident and has been left extremely shaken.

Police are urging anyone who may have information or who saw a red Vauxhall car-type van in the Lindbergh Road and Bucklesham Road area at around the time of the incident to call Ipswich CID on 01473 613500.

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