Attempted abduction in Luton after man tries to pull woman into car

The incident happened Sunday night

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 2:40 pm

Police are investigating an attempted abduction in Luton that left a woman with facial injuries after she managed to break free.

Officers were called just before 10pm on Sunday evening (March 21) to a report of an assault in Sunridge Avenue.

The victim was walking along the road when a man approached her, tried to speak to her and then grabbed her arm, pulling her towards a car.

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She managed to break free, but was then assaulted and left with slight injuries to her face, before she was able to run home.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police either online or by calling 101 quoting 40/13920/21.

A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police said: "We know this is a difficult and distressing time for woman and girls who have suffered violence, harassment or abuse.

"We want to reassure you that your safety really matters to us at Bedfordshire Police.

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"We will do everything we can to keep you safe and that starts with targeting offenders and working with our partners to reinforce that such behaviour will not be tolerated in our society.

"We are also looking hard internally at our culture, systems and processes to learn from your experiences and improve the journey for victims.

"We will use our platform and access to government to make sure the voices of those affected are heard and understood. Together we can make a difference."