Man arrested for ‘abduction’ after fears for woman in van in south London beauty spot


    man has been arrested on suspicion of abduction after bystanders reported their fears for a woman in a van at a south London beauty spot.

    Police were called to One Tree Hill nature reserve in Honor Oak at 2pm on Wednesday after members of the public reported fears about a woman in a van which sped off from the scene.

    Officers tracked a man down to Downham Way just before 4pm and the van was also found.

    A man in his mid-30s has been arrested on suspicion of abduction and currently remains in police custody.

    He was also arrested for possession of a prohibited weapon, possessions of class A and B drugs, possession of an imitation firearm and possession of offensive weapons.

    A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: “No female victim has been located at this time, enquiries continue to ensure they are safe.”

    Police said they are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the broad-daylight incident.

    Witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact officers via Twitter @MetCC, quoting CAD3747/27APR.

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