YEOVIL NEWS: Police appeal for witnesses after man threatened and forced into a vehicle

 YEOVIL NEWS: Police appeal for witnesses after man threatened and forced into a vehicle

POLICE are looking for witnesses to an incident that happened in Yeovil over the weekend in which a man was threatened and forced into a vehicle.

Officers were called to Lufton Way at about 8.25pm on Sunday, August 20, after the alarm was raised about the incident and it was claimed that a firearm was reportedly sighted, but not discharged.

Police attended and a search for the man was carried out. Officers on the ground were supported by the National Police Air Service helicopter.

The initial searches for him were unsuccessful, but a call was received at about 00.05am on Monday (August 21) confirming his whereabouts. He subsequently attended hospital, but none of his injuries were considered to be life-threatening.

A police spokesman, speaking on Tuesday (August 22), said: “Enquiries are continuing into the initial incident, including speaking to witnesses and collecting any CCTV footage.

“We are particularly keen to hear from any motorists who may have been driving in that part of Yeovil on Sunday evening and captured footage of a silver Volkswagen Golf – displaying the registration number YA69 OVC – which has since been recovered and is being forensically examined.

“We’d like to reassure people that at this early stage of our investigation we believe this to be an isolated incident. The local neighbourhood team is aware however and extra high-visibility patrols taking place.”

Anyone with information, or dashcam footage from the area, is asked to call 101 and quote reference number 5223201816. Alternatively, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their website.