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Three charged with kidnap after allegedly trying to force a 22 year old woman into a car

All three have been bailed to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on 1 August 2016. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Three men have been charged with kidnap and assault after an incident in Plymouth.

A silver Vauxhall Astra saloon stopped at the location and three men got out. They took hold of a 22 year old woman and attempted to put her in the car by force.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

During the struggle a 34 year old man who was with the woman received a cut wound to his arm.

Three men have been charged with kidnap and assault and have been bailed to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on 1 August 2016.

Police would like anyone who witnessed the incident on 30 June or who saw the movements of the silver Vauxhall Astra when it was being driven to contact them. The car may have been driven erratically.

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Three seriously injured in Penzance crash

Three people are in hospital. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after three people were seriously injured in a car crash in Penzance.

It happened on Penzance Road in Pendeen on Saturday 25 June.

A silver coloured Honda Civic containing a 49 year old local female occupant was travelling away from Pendeen and for reasons yet to be established has strayed in to the opposite carriageway and collided with a red Peugeot 106 containing a 42 year old local female driver and a 69 year old male front seat passenger.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

All three people were seriously injured. Both drivers were taken to Derriford Hospital, one by air ambulance.

The front seat passenger of the Peugeot is currently being treated at Treliske Hospital.

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Police from the Serious Collisions Investigation Team are appealing for witnesses to this incident to contact them on 101 quoting log number 647 of the 25th June 2016.

Woman injured after being driven at by 'aggressive motorist'

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 21 year-old woman suffered a broken ankle trying to jump out of the path of a car in Dawlish.

They say the unprovoked assault happened on Saturday evening at around 9.20pm when two men and a woman left the Mount Pleasant Inn and went to use a zebra crossing.

A red Nissan Micra drove at the pedestrians in dangerous manner meaning they had to jump out of the way.

Police say that some 40 minutes later, a red Nissan Mirca and two other cars returned to the scene and a number of men and women chased after and assaulted the same group of people.

One man suffered heavy bruising and a fractured cheekbone. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.

We are investigating this unprovoked attack that appears to have escalated following a near-miss at the pedestrian crossing near Mount Pleasant, in Dawlish.

This was an unprovoked attack on three people returning home after a night out. Whilst i would like to reassure the people of Dawlish that these types of incident are rare, it is important that the local community help us identify those responsible so they can be held accountable for their actions

– Det Con Rich Jones, Devon & Cornwall police
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