Plymouth police investigating reports of assault and kidnap

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    It happened on Wednesday evening in the Cattedown area

    Police in Plymouth, investigating reports of assault and kidnap, are appealing for information. 

    It has been reported that between 7.50pm and 8.10pm on Wednesday 23 September, a man was assaulted by a group of men on Maxwell Road, in the Cattedown area of the city.

    Investigating officer DI Ilona Rosson, said:

    "Following the alleged assault it’s believed that the victim, a 24-year-old local man, was put into the back of a van where his clothes were removed.

    "He was later located outside The Dartmoor Diner on Tavistock Road shortly after 9pm with multiple serious injuries. He was taken to Derriford Hospital where he remains at this time. His injuries are not being treated as life-threatening or life-changing.

    "Police investigations remain ongoing in relation to this incident and I’d ask anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information to contact police."

    Anyone with information which may be relevant to this investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/080451/20.

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