Witnesses sought after woman abducted off Reading street

The woman was dragged into a car outside the Coop store on Whitley Wood Road Credit: Google Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was kidnapped in Reading.

The incident happened between 4.15pm and 4.35pm last Sunday (10/10) when a woman was dragged from one vehicle to another outside the Co-op store on Whitley Wood Road.

She was then driven away and managed to get out of the vehicle outside Sainsbury’s in Shinfield Road.

The woman managed to escape on Shinfield Road

The woman, in her forties, was uninjured.

A man, aged 37, from Plymouth has been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and released on bail until 7 November.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Benjamin Rimmer based at Reading police station, said: “I realise this will be a distressing incident for people in the local area.

“We believe this was an isolated incident and there is no wider risk to the public.

“To help with the investigation we would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around this time.

“We would also like to speak to anyone who either witnessed or has dash-cam footage in which a car was driving dangerously or had the passenger door open.