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Woman Forced Into Car In Braintree
Police are investigating after they received numerous calls saying a young woman had been forced into a car in Braintree.
A number of people called police and described seeing the incident in Clare Road at about 6.20pm on Saturday (September 6).
Some witnesses reported, however, that the woman appeared to be unsteady on her feet and might have been taken home by people she knew.
Police went to the scene and carried out an extensive search around the Braintree area but there was no trace of the people or vehicle involved. There haven't been any reports of a woman being reported missing.
The car was said to be a small, silver, X-registered Fiat or Ford KA with black bumpers.
The woman was described to be aged between 18 and 25, about 5ft 7in tall and of skinny build but possibly in the early stages of pregnancy. She had shoulder-length brown hair, spoke with a local accident and was wearing a red top and blue jeans.
Witnesses said that two men, both aged in their early 20s, forced the woman into the car. One was white, about 5ft 8in tall, of stocky build and with short dark hair. He had distinctive buck teeth with a gap between them and spoke with a local accent.
The second man was described as being of medium build, tanned and spoke with an Eastern European accent. He was wearing jeans and white trainers.
Detectives are investigating and want to hear from anyone with information. They also want to hear from the two men if they knew the woman and had taken her home for her own safety.
Anyone who can help should contact officers at Braintree CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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