Thursday, May 28, 2015
Kidnap suspects arrested after ramming a police car in Rochdale town centre
The men were wanted in connection with an alleged attempted kidnapping in Sudden earlier the same day
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Drake Street in Rochdale town centre
Two men have been arrested on kidnap charges after a police patrol car was rammed during a chase in Drake Street in
Rochdale town centre
The men were wanted in connection with an alleged attempted kidnapping shortly before 5pm in Kilworth Street, Sudden, on Tuesday (May 26).
A 19-year-old man claimed he had been approached by three Asian men, who had been driving a Nissan Primera.
The men allegedly got out of the vehicle, grabbed the victim and tried to bundle him into the car.
The victim fought his way free and ran off, and then claims he was chased. He suffered minor cuts and bruises.
The incident was reported to
, who logged the car as a suspect vehicle.
The Nissan Primera was then spotted at around 8.45pm in Edinburgh Way. It passed a patrol car in Drake Street, which began a pursuit.
The two vehicles collided and the suspects attempted to drive away, but their car had lost its front wheel
After a short distance, the suspects abandoned the vehicle and made off on foot.
Police arrested a 24-year-old man and 28-year-old man on suspicion of kidnap.
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