Appeal for witnesses following kidnap

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a kidnap in Aylesbury.

It happened at around 2.45pm yesterday (18/8) in Berryfield Road. The victim, a 10-year-old boy was approached by the offender in a car and asked if he wanted a free kitten.

The boy got into the car, believed to be a small red Toyota.

The victim’s brother saw this and followed the car where it was driven to the Meadowcroft Community Centre car park. Here, the victim was let out.

A 22-year-old man from Birmingham has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently in custody.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Rob Mogridge, based at Aylesbury police station said: “We are appealing for witnesses or anyone who has any information about what happened to please come forward.

“We believe this was a busy area around the time this happened and that there is a good chance that someone saw what happened.

“We would also like to reassure the local community that an arrest has been made and we are conducting a thorough investigation into what happened.

“Anyone with information can contact police on 101, or online, quoting reference 43200257775.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous on 0800 555 111.”