Appeal to motorists after woman assaulted in car near Papplewick

Police are investigating after reports that a woman was assaulted and held captive by a man as the pair drove towards Papplewick.

Monday, 26th July 2021, 9:29 am

Officers were called shortly before 7.30am on Tuesday, July 20 by a woman reporting an assault.

The call was ended abruptly but the woman was able to provide an approximate location and a description of the car she was travelling in.

It is believed that the vehicle, a silver Audi A4, had travelled from the Radford area along the A60 towards Papplewick, before heading back towards Nottingham.

Police are appealing for information after reports a woman was allegedly assaulted. Photo: Nottinghamshire Police

It was pulled over shortly afterwards in Daybrook, and a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, false imprisonment, and making threats to kill.

He has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detectives are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward and would particularly like to speak to anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the car.

DC Sean Parker, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a very serious incident and we are determined to do all we can to investigate what happened.

"We believe this victim was subjected to a prolonged ordeal – some of which may have been seen by other road users.

“If you saw a silver Audi A4 driving along the A60 in either direction on that morning we would like to hear from you.

"You may have seen the vehicle driving erratically or may even have witnessed what looked like an argument between the two people inside.

"We would be especially keen to view any dash-cam footage you may have.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 137 of May 20.