Teenager Kidnapped And Attack In Black Country

7 December 2014, 08:59

Police are looking for a man who came to the aid of a 19-year-old who was dragged into a car and attacked in the Black Country.

Police launched an investigation after receiving an emergency call on 23 November from a 19-year-old woman who had been assaulted after being dragged into a car in Gornal, assaulted and dumped in Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton.

The teenager, who was wearing only her pyjamas, was distressed and unaware of where she was when a man stopped, at around 5am on Devon Road, and asked if she needed help.

The man, who was driving a Jeep type of car and spoke with an Irish accent, drove the distressed young woman home, to the Gornal area, and carried on his way.

Detective Constable Warren Moore, from Dudley Public Protection unit, said: "Hours after this attack we arrested a 20-year-old man in Wolverhampton on suspicion of assault and kidnap and he remains on police bail pending further enquiries.

"However, we still need to trace the man who stopped to help the young woman as he is likely to be a witness and could have information which may be of use to our investigation.

"He may well not be aware of what had happened before he gallantly offered his help, but we would urge him to come forward to help us if at all possible.

"We know he was in a Jeep type of 4x4 car and he spoke with an Irish accent. He was travelling through Whitmore Reans some time between 3am and 5am on Sunday 23 November and ended up giving the girl a lift back to the Sedgley or Gornal area."

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