Police appeal after attempted kidnap on mum with young baby in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

19th Aug, 2022

Police appeal after attempted kidnap on mum with young baby in Coventry

Tristan Harris 24th Nov, 2020 Updated: 25th Nov, 2020

TWO MEN in balaclavas grabbed a mum and tried to bundle her into a car during an attempted kidnap in Coventry.

It happened around 11.10pm last Friday as the woman pushed her son in a pram down Yarningdale Road.

The black three-door car pulled beside them close to the junction with Weymouth Close when the two men got out and tried to push her into the vehicle.

She screamed and they then left her and drove off towards St James Lane.

Sgt James Rees, from West Midlands Police CID, said: “This was really distressing for the woman and we need to work out exactly what happened.”

He urged anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area – no matter how small – to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Officers have also appealed for CCTV or dash cam footage.

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