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Police appeal for witnesses after attempted kidnapping incident in Eastleigh

Police are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information, to come forward after an attempted kidnapping incident in Eastleigh



It comes after a woman was cycling past Selwyn Gardens at around 4am on Friday 11 February when she spotted a couple arguing in a doorway.


A man then followed the woman on the bicycle for a short distance at around 4.20am, before jumping out of his car and grabbing the lady by the arm, accusing her of stealing his mobile phone.


It is then alleged that he order the woman to get into the car to search her before fleeing the scene down Royston Avenue towards Broadlands Avenue.


The man is described as being white, aged between 50 and 60, approximately 5ft 4ins tall with fair hair and a cut off fringe. He was seen wearing a dark duffle coat and glasses.


Officers have carried out initial enquiries – including house-to-house – but are now asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything to come forward.


Likewise if you have any CCTV footage or dash-cam footage if you were driving in the area at the time, please report this to police.


It is believed that this is an isolated incident and there is no wider risk to the public, but officers will be conducting routine, high-visibility patrols in the area for reassurance purposes.


Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 44220058188.