Preston man kidnapped after being grabbed from outside his home

Posted on - 27th January, 2017 - 3:51pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Malvern Avenue where the incident happened Pic: Google
Malvern Avenue where the incident happened Pic: Google

A man was kidnapped and held overnight in Preston after being bundled into a car.

Preston Police have launched an appeal after a 36-year-old man was taken from outside his home in Frenchwood.

The incident around 8pm on Wednesday (25 January) saw the victim manhandled into a car – thought to be a silver Lexus saloon – by a group of men.

He was held overnight and released on Thursday morning in the Hoghton area.

Detective Inspector Jane Webb, of Preston Police, said: “This was a horrendous ordeal for the victim who thankfully only suffered some minor injuries.

“Our investigations are continuing and I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Malvern Avenue area of Preston on Wednesday night, or in The Viaduct Road area of Hoghton on Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1289 of January 25th or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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