Man abducted by gang

Echo: Man abducted by gang Man abducted by gang

A CYCLIST was abducted and injured by a gang of men.

The man, from Southend, was seen being bundled into a car in Elm Road, Shoebury by four men on last night at 10.10pm.

Police identified the car – a silver Peugeot – and it was found and stopped a short distance away in Prittlewell.

The victim, aged 24, was safely removed by police. They found he had received minor assault injuries.

He has given a statement to police.

Four men from South London have been arrested.

A man aged 21 from South East London was arrested on suspicion of abduction, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.

The other three – a 26-year-old man from South East London, a 26-year-old from South West London and a 24-year-old from Sevenoaks, Kent, were arrested on suspicion of abduction.

Anyone who saw any part of the incident or has any information about the circumstances leading up to this should call investigating officer Dc Adam Coombes at Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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1:18pm Thu 3 Jul 14

A.I.K. says...

Another incident in this area in the past week! Drugs. Not much more to be said!
Another incident in this area in the past week! Drugs. Not much more to be said! A.I.K.
  • Score: 24

2:29pm Thu 3 Jul 14

supermadmax says...

A.I.K. wrote:
Another incident in this area in the past week! Drugs. Not much more to be said!
No, most of these lot will be thinking he was an innocent man out jogging or walking the dog & was randomly chosen.
[quote][p][bold]A.I.K.[/bold] wrote: Another incident in this area in the past week! Drugs. Not much more to be said![/p][/quote]No, most of these lot will be thinking he was an innocent man out jogging or walking the dog & was randomly chosen. supermadmax
  • Score: -4

2:30pm Thu 3 Jul 14

burlesque says...

the gang it says were from east London,not from around here,so how do you know whats it is about,they seem to come here a lot from that area just to cause trouble,normally getting the train down though.
the gang it says were from east London,not from around here,so how do you know whats it is about,they seem to come here a lot from that area just to cause trouble,normally getting the train down though. burlesque
  • Score: 5

2:54pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Robin Reliant says...

when it says 'Cyclist', do they mean a person with full cycling gear on riding a Specialized brand of road bike, or do they mean a person dressed in dirty grey tracky bottoms and adidas T-shirt maybe a hooded top too on a cheap mountain bike riding on the pavement.?
when it says 'Cyclist', do they mean a person with full cycling gear on riding a Specialized brand of road bike, or do they mean a person dressed in dirty grey tracky bottoms and adidas T-shirt maybe a hooded top too on a cheap mountain bike riding on the pavement.? Robin Reliant
  • Score: 28

4:49pm Thu 3 Jul 14

SLord90 says...

Either way, this is slightly concerning!
Either way, this is slightly concerning! SLord90
  • Score: 6

7:10pm Thu 3 Jul 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

supermadmax wrote:
A.I.K. wrote:
Another incident in this area in the past week! Drugs. Not much more to be said!
No, most of these lot will be thinking he was an innocent man out jogging or walking the dog & was randomly chosen.
No mate i think this 1 is quite clear, when its a 75 year old dog walker being accused of being involved in a drug deal gone bad people cast doubt
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A.I.K.[/bold] wrote: Another incident in this area in the past week! Drugs. Not much more to be said![/p][/quote]No, most of these lot will be thinking he was an innocent man out jogging or walking the dog & was randomly chosen.[/p][/quote]No mate i think this 1 is quite clear, when its a 75 year old dog walker being accused of being involved in a drug deal gone bad people cast doubt LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 7

9:57am Thu 10 Jul 14

LostFaith.com says...

The man this happened to is not a "cyclist" he is a not good dirty toe rag, peddling his wares in shoebury. appeared about 2 years ago, housed by the council (thought you needed a connection to the area to get housed) the police should know full well who he is. How does he get away wth it? maybe he is a informer who just got a pay back visit from his old chums in london.
The man this happened to is not a "cyclist" he is a not good dirty toe rag, peddling his wares in shoebury. appeared about 2 years ago, housed by the council (thought you needed a connection to the area to get housed) the police should know full well who he is. How does he get away wth it? maybe he is a informer who just got a pay back visit from his old chums in london. LostFaith.com
  • Score: 1
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