Lancashire man abducted and attacked by gang

A hooded gang who abducted and assaulted a 48-year-old businessman are being sought by police.

The victim was driving in his white BMW near Aughton, Lancashire, at about 18:30 GMT on Friday when he was attacked.

He was stopped by a dark hatchback car as he turned off the A59 onto Winifred Lane, and three men in balaclavas bundled him into a van.

The man was put into a car boot before being left near the M58.

Police said the victim was driven around erratically for a short time, and would have been seen by various members of the public in a distressed state.

Det Supt Simon Giles said: "This must have been a terrifying ordeal for the victim and although not seriously injured he has been left traumatised by what has happened."

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