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'Suspicious incident' in Cornish village was not a kidnap

'Suspicious incident' in Cornish village was not a kidnap

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:35pm 30th September 2019.

Police have confirmed that a 'suspicious incident' in a Cornish village was not a kidnap.

Concerns were raised for the welfare of a young woman in the Bugle area on Friday.

Officers received a call after she was seen in the road and then put into a vehicle on Stannary Road.

Searches were carried out along with house-to-house enquiries and police have confirmed the woman was found safe and well with her carers.

They say no crime had taken place and the public are being thanked for their help.

"Devon and Cornwall police would like to thank all those who saw and responded to the reports in the local press regarding concern for a young female in the Bugle area on the 27th September.

"Investigations carried out included the possibility that a young female had been kidnapped. 

"Police have been able to speak to a number of witnesses and confirm that after their enquiries all parties were located safe and well, no crime had taken place and no further police involvement was required."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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"On Friday 27th September 2019 police received a call regarding a concern for welfare for a female seen in the road, at Stannary Road, Higher Bugle. 

"The female was then taken out of the road and put into a vehicle and the vehicle then left the area.

"Police conducted an extensive search around the area along with house to house enquiries.

"Following these enquiries, police were able to locate an address where the female was located with her carers, and was safe and well.

"Police would like to reassure the public that no child was involved in this incident, and the adult female involved was placed in the back of the vehicle for her own safety."

St Austell Police

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