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Police appeal for car after man is assaulted and abducted

Police investigating the abduction and serious assault of a man have appealed for information about a car.

The 34-year-old victim was attacked by four men in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire.

He needed hospital treatment after he was chased, assaulted, forced into a car and dumped about 27 miles away.

Officers want information on a Volkswagen Golf thought to have been used by the attackers during the incident in November.

The man was assaulted in the town's Stewartfield Grove and chased into nearby McLean Crescent at around 23:00 on Tuesday, 24 November.

The victim was then forced into a car, driven for more than 30 minutes and dumped in Slamannan, near Falkirk.

Officers have interviewed 40 people as part of their investigation.

Overheard conversations

They believe the dark blue/purple car left McLean Crescent and travelled up the East Kilbride expressway towards the Raith interchange.

It was then driven towards the Airdrie area, before travelling to Slamannan. The car has not been traced.

Det Insp Kevin Jamieson said: "I am appealing to motorists who would have been travelling the same route of the VW Golf. At the time, people would have been unaware of its significance or that it had been used in the commission of a crime.

"Were you driving along the East Kilbride expressway on Tuesday, 24 November? Perhaps you saw the driver and any passengers within, if you were in any of these areas and saw the car or have any information, then please do contact us."

Det Insp Jamieson also appealed for people in the local area to report any conversations they have heard in relation to the incident.

He added: "Please don't think we have all the information we need, we are still piecing together what has happened and any information, no matter how small, could prove significant in our investigation. Let us judge how relevant the information is."

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