Nottinghamshire Police launch appeal after distressed woman forced into car by man on A46

The incident was reported at about 3pm on Thursday (29 December) Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are appealing for information after a woman was spotted being forced into the back of a vehicle by a man on the A46 in Nottinghamshire.

The incident was reported at around 3.15pm yesterday (Thursday) on the northbound carriageway.

It involved a white or silver coloured vehicle and occurred in a layby just south of the Owthorpe turning. Both the man and the woman were described as white.

Officers believe the incident may be linked to two later reports of a woman in distress in Stoke Ferry Lane, Shelford between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

Detective Inspector Simon Harrison, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “These are clearly very concerning reports and we are urgently investigating what happened.

“Officers have worked throughout the night to track and trace several vehicles seen in the area and we are now appealing to members of the public for help.

“We would particularly like to speak to drivers who were on the A46 at around 3.15pm yesterday and may have seen a white or silver coloured car parked in a layby.

“Ideally, we would like somebody to come forward with dashcam footage of the area. Alternatively if this incident involved you, please get in touch with us immediately so we can satisfy ourselves that nobody has been hurt.”