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Man arrested following suspicious incident in Taunton

View from the back of a police car with the words Arrest Made

A man has been arrested following a suspicious incident in Taunton last week.

A 16-year-old female was approached by an unknown male at about 11.58pm on Friday 18 March, who then attempted to drag her towards a car in South Road.

She managed to find a place of safety.

A 35-year-old man arrested on suspicion of kidnap remains in police custody.

We’d continue to ask any witnesses to call 101 and give reference number 5222065481.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222065481, or complete our online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.