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Man bundled into van by men in balaclavas in Down kidnapping

The 27-year-old was released uninjured later that day but police are appealing for witnesses.

Bryansburn Road, Bangor, Co Down.
Bryansburn Road, Bangor, Co Down.
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POLICE IN DOWN are appealing for information following a reported kidnapping incident that occured on Thursday.

At 10am, a 27-year-old man was walking in the Bryansburn Road area when a white high top Transit van pulled up beside him. Two men, both wearing balaclavas and one armed with a knife, bundled him into the van.

The man was let out of the vehicle in the Crawfordsburn Road area of Newtownards a while later uninjured.

One of the men in the van is described as being approximately 5’10″ tall, of heavy build, with green eyes and was wearing a black Puffer jacket, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms and white trainers. The other man is described as being approximately 5’10″ tall, of heavy build and was wearing a black leather jacket, dark jeans and white trainers.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact CID in Bangor on 0845 600 8000. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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