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Appeal for witnesses following incident in Butcher’s Terrace, York

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was forcibly taken from his car and put into another by three men in York.

The incident was reported by members of the public at around 5.28pm on Monday 24 April 2017, after a black Renault Clio pulled up in Butcher’s Terrace, Bishopthorpe Road, followed by a silver car containing three men.

The three men forced the driver of the Clio to get in the silver car with them and drove off.

Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area of Butcher’s Terrace or Bishopthorpe Road at around 5.20pm to 5.35pm on Monday evening, who witnessed the incident or saw either the black Clio or the silver car driving in the area, to contact them.

Witnesses are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and pass information to York Serious Crime Team.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference 12170070342 when passing on information.

At around 9.15am on the morning of Tuesday 25 April 2017, officers arrested three men in Tang Hall Lane in connection with the incident. A fourth man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences in the early hours of 25 April.

All four men remain in police custody for questioning.

Last modified: April 25, 2017