CCTV footage released after woman abducted and robbed – Watch

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has released CCTV footage after a woman was abducted and robbed in Astley, Wigan.

At around 12.30am on 19 September 2016, a 42-year-old woman was walking along Peel Lane when she was grabbed.

The woman was then forced into the back of a white Transit van. The men used a cloth to cover her face and stifle her screams.

The van was driven to The Old Boathouse pub on Higher Green Lane, Astley. Two of the men ordered the woman to hand over cash.

The woman was then punched twice to the right side of her face during a struggle with the abductors.

The abductors also threatened to overthrow her into a nearby canal. The men then drove off in an unknown direction. The van was later burned and was found in Tyldesley.

GMP is continuing to appeal for information. To encourage people to come forward they have released CCTV footage of the incident.

GMP says the attack was a ‘violent’ and ‘terrifying’ ordeal. The victim has been left ‘traumatised’.

The victim has suffered physical and emotional harm. GMP is determined to serve justice for her. News of the abduction has stunned members of the local community.

GMP is continuing to investigate the abduction and robbery. Police are appealing for information from anyone who recognises the men in the CCTV footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and quote the reference number 55 of 19/09/16.  The independent charity Crimestoppers, should be contacted anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Photo Credit: G M Police

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