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Detectives in Telford investigate suspicious incident

Detectives in Telford have launched an investigation after receiving a report of a woman being forced into a car in the town in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 12 May).

The incident occurred at around 12.25am in Willowfield in the Woodside area of the town.

A witness reported seeing a man drag a woman into a grey 'family style' vehicle - possibly a Ford. The vehicle was last seen heading towards Madeley Academy.

The woman is described as being in her early 20s, of slim build and around 5ft 7in tall. She was wearing a strappy top with a bag on her shoulder.

The man is described as being white, slim and around 5ft 11in tall.

Detective Constable Paul Drury said: "This is a concerning incident and we're keen to ensure the woman is safe and well.

"At this time we've not had anyone reported missing and one of our main lines of enquiry is that the two people were known to each other.

"We are carrying out a number of enquiries in the area and we're appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

"I'd also appeal to the woman involved to get in touch if she sees this appeal to let us know that she is safe and well."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could help police with their enquiries should call 101 and quote incident 12s of 12 May 2018. Alternatively information can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by going to


Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 12/05/18