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Thursday 29 December 2016, 10:46 AM

Gloucestershire Police are appealing for information following reports of a female in distress in Gloucester last night.

At 9.45pm on Wednesday 28 December a man was walking his dog in Upton Lane, Abbeymead when he heard a woman screaming and he saw a man trying to force her into a car.  The man picked her up but she managed to break free and she was last seen running away from the bridge that goes over the M5 towards Abbeymead.

The woman was tall, with long dark hair.  She was smartly dressed in black, wearing high heels.  The man was white with a beard and wearing a maroon jacket.  The car was large, dark in colour, possibly a Vauxhall with blacked out windows. 

We’d like to hear from anyone who may have further information regarding this incident and the safety of this woman.  Do you know this woman or are you the woman?    Do you know the man involved?  Please call 101 quoting incident number 417 of 28 December 2016.