Kidnapped Woman Dumped Outside Pub in Northolt
Victim hit over the head and bundled into van in Westminster
Police have issued a CCTV image of a suspect after a 47 -year-old woman was kidnapped, bundled into a van and then dumped outside a pub in Northolt.
Detectives from Charing Cross CID are keen to identify the woman pictured who is wanted for questioning in connection with the kidnapping.
On 22 June at 7.45pm the victim was hit over the head by a woman in Fernhead Road, Westminster. Another woman who witnessed the assault approached the victim to see if she was okay. The suspect said that the victim has fallen over and the member of the public went on their way.
The victim was then forced into the back of a dark coloured, three doored car. She was bound and hooded and driven around until after midnight when a scheduled payment was credited to her bank account.
The CCTV image shows the female suspect at the cash machine (ATM) at the BP Petrol Station, Mandeville Road, Northolt at 00.25am. Cash was withdrawn from the victim’s account. The woman pictured walked away from the cash machine in the direction of Mandeville Road after using the ATM.
Officers want to know where the vehicle was parked while this ATM withdrawal was made and would like to hear from anyone who saw a vehicle matching the description acting suspiciously in the area or who saw the woman in the image.
The victim was kept in the vehicle throughout the incident. She was eventually released outside the Crown Public House on Ealing Road, Northolt shortly before 2.00am.
Anyone who witnessed this incident, particularly the woman who initially approached the victim in Fernhead Road, should call Detective Constable Alex Caulkett of the Westminster Serious Crime Unit on 07500 766 462 or 101. To remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
June 27, 2015