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Man arrested in connection with attempted abduction in Asda car park

Worcester Editorial 26th Feb, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A MAN has been arrested by police investigating an attempted abduction of a woman in the city at the weekend.

The 20-year-old handed himself into Worcester Police Station yesterday evening (Tuesday) and is now being questioned by detectives.

The arrest follows a police appeal and release of CCTV footage of a man seen at the time of the assault which appeared earlier on our website.

The incident happened about 7.15am on Sunday (February 23), when a woman on her way to work was taking a shortcut through the car park at Asda in Lowesmoor.

She walked passed a man who was sitting on a metal bicycle bar and, once she passed him, he followed her for a short distance.

He then grabbed her from behind, put his hand across her mouth and pushed her into some nearby bike racks and up against a concrete wall. The woman struggled and, in a matter of seconds, he released her running off into St Martin’s Quarter.

Detective Inspector Andy Price of Worcester CID said: “The arrest came as a direct result of the appeal we made and we would like to thank the media and the public for their support.”

Anyone with more information can contact DI Price via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers (0800 555 111 or via their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

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