Woman dragged into car and robbed in Batley

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A woman was dragged into a car and robbed of her belongings in Batley in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Kirklees CID would like to speak to anyone who has information about the incident on Bradford Road at about 3.25am on Sunday May 25 after a 37-year-old woman was pulled into a car.

She has been walking home from a night out and was near the IMO car wash when a dark coloured car pulled up alongside her.

Three men then got out and forced her inside the vehicle before driving her up Carlinghow Lane onto Batley Field Hill where they let her out.

While in the car the men took the woman’s handbag which contained cash, bank cards and a Samsung Galaxy phone.

She was unharmed but very shaken in the incident.

The car itself was described as dark, possibly maroon, and the three suspects were described as Asian men.

Detective Sergeant Nigel Gittins of Kirklees Police said: “This is clearly a serious and very unusual incident which is being investigated by detectives. While the victim was unhurt she was distressed by what took place.

“I would ask anyone who saw her being forced into the car or who saw three men driving a car fitting this description in the Bradford Road area between 3am and 3.25am to contact us.

He added: “ I would wish to reiterate that the nature of this offence is extremely unusual for Batley and extremely rare full stop. Anyone who has information should contact Kirklees CID on 101 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.”