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Police launch urgent appeal following attempted kidnap in Llanelli

DYFED-POWYS POLICE has confirmed that it is investigating a report of an attempted kidnap in the Bynea area of Llanelli, which occurred at around 11.45pm yesterday (Saturday, 20 January 2024).

A woman has reported that a man in a dark red, possibly burgundy coloured car approached her while she was walking along Tan Y Graig Road from the British Royal Legion pub.

The man, described as having dark hair and an accent that is not local to the area, asked her to get into the car. When she would not, he exited the car and tried to drag her to the vehicle.

Thankfully, the woman escaped to a nearby house – she was not harmed but is understandably shaken by the incident.

Extensive CCTV and house to house enquiries have been carried out, and police are now appealing to the public to help them identify the car and the driver.

The investigation has established that the car travelled along Hendre Road from Tan Y Graig Road. Officers are encouraging local people to check CCTV and doorbell or dashcam footage for sightings of the car. The incident is being treated as isolated at this time.

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either through a direct message on social media, online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing [email protected], or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: 24000095247.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.