Man seen ‘putting arm round woman’s neck to stop her leaving car’ in Harold Hill

PUBLISHED: 17:54 14 September 2016 | UPDATED: 17:54 14 September 2016

Dewsbury Road, Harold Hill. Picture: Google

Dewsbury Road, Harold Hill. Picture: Google


A man seen putting his arm around a woman’s neck to stop her leaving his car, before driving off with the door open, is being sought by police.

Havering police want to trace the woman after receiving a report of concern for her welfare after the incident in Dewsbury Avenue, Harold Hill.

The man was sitting in the driver’s seat and the woman in the passenger seat with her legs outside the vehicle.

The man was then seen to put his arm around the woman’s neck in what was believed to be an attempt to stop her leaving the car.

The vehicle was last seen being driven off into Farringdon Avenue with the passenger door still open.

Police said it was not clear if any crime has been committed and officers want to establish what happened and ensure the woman is safe and well.

The woman is described as white, in her twenties, with reddish-brown shoulder-length hair. She was wearing a white long-sleeved top and light blue jeans.

The man is described as white, in his twenties, with short brown hair and brown stubble. He was wearing a black polo T-shirt and a black necklace or scarf around his neck.

The car is described as a white Vauxhall estate with a green patch on the bonnet and ladders on the roof.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Havering on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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