Met Police investigate kidnap attempt of Jewish man told to 'get in boot of car' in Stamford Hill

Moundfield Road in Stamford Hill
The incident happened on Moundfield Road on Friday, April 26 -Credit:Google Maps

The Metropolitan Police are investigating after a group of males reportedly attempted to kidnap a Jewish man in Stamford Hill on Friday, April 26. At around 5.24pm, the victim was walking on Moundfield Road.

In a video of the incident posted on X by the Shomrim, a Jewish neighbourhood watch group, a black car drives down the narrow street before at least two males get out. One of the men, wearing a distinctive orange T-shirt, approaches the man and gestures to him.

One of the other males is opening the boot of the car. The victim can be seen speaking into his mobile phone, and the males turn around and get back into the car before attempting to drive off backwards down the road.

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According to the Metropolitan Police, the victim was approached and told to get into the boot of the car. The Shomrim have said the incident ended when the victim said he was calling the police and other vehicles approached the scene.

The victim them reported the incident to the police and an investigation was launched by officers in Hackney. No arrests have yet been made, the police have said.

The full statement from the Metropolitan Police says: "An investigation is underway after a reported kidnapping attempt of a male in Stamford Hill. At around 5:24pm on Friday, April 26, the victim – a Jewish male – was walking on Moundfield Road, when a car pulled up beside him and two males got out of the vehicle.

"The victim was approached by one of the males and allegedly told the victim to get into the boot of the car, shortly before driving off. The incident was reported to the police and an investigation was launched by officers based in Hackney.

"We are aware of a video being shared online and this will form part of our enquiries. We are in contact with the Shomrim and our enquiries are ongoing. No arrest have been made at this time.

"Anyone with information should call 101, giving the reference CAD 5836/26APR. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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