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Urgent appeal after video shows woman bundled into car in suspected kidnapping

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Police have made an urgent appeal after releasing chilling footage showing a young woman being "bundled into a car" in a suspected kidnapping.

The dashcam video shows the moment a dark-coloured Ford Mondeo abruptly stops in Golden Hillock Road, Small Heath in Birmingham, at 5.45 pm on Sunday (November 7).

It is understood the woman – believed to be aged in her late teens to early 20s – was forced into the car shortly before in Sampson Road.

The clip appears to capture the moment she opens a passenger door and scrambles outside the vehicle, before a man gets out and lifts her back inside.

The car then continued towards Small Heath, Birmingham Live reports.

A handbag was found at the side of the road and witnesses have described the person being taken away in the car as a woman.

There was nothing in the bag to help officers identify her and police have not been able to determine if she’s safe.

Officers radioed around details of the vehicle to all of their patrols and checked road cameras – but have not yet been able to trace the car.

Enquiries continue in a bid to trace the car, its registered keeper and the men.

Police are hoping someone will recognise the man shown briefly in the clip above or know someone who has access to a similar vehicle and matches the description of the men.

The two men are described as Asian and aged in their early 20s and the man who gets out of the car has a beard.

The woman was also Asian and believed to be in her late teens or early 20s.

A spokesperson for the force said: "If anyone has information that could help us then please get in touch; we’re also asking the woman to make contact if she can to let us know she’s OK.

"Call us on 101 or message on Live Chat via our website.

"Alternatively, you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Callers won’t be asked their names and calls cannot be traced.

"Please quote crime ref 20/1863950/21."

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