A woman in her early 20s was allegedly the victim of a kidnapping and assault in a motorway services regularly used by Oxfordshire drivers. 

The incident happened after a witness saw a woman being removed from the boot of a car by a man in the car park of along the M40. 

The reported sighting occurred in the car park of Beaconsfield Services just off junction 2 of the M40 between 12.30pm and 1pm earlier this week on Monday (May 20). 

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Thames Valley Police said the white woman in her early 20s was seen being taken from the boot. 

A 24-year-old man from Leamington Spa was arrested on suspicion of kidnap and common assault.

He has since been released on conditional police bail while investigations continue.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Dean Spain, based at Aylesbury police station, said: “We’re in the very early stages of this investigation. 

"I am appealing to anybody who was in the services at around the time of this incident and witnessed what happened to please get in touch with Thames Valley Police.

Oxford Mail: Beaconsfield Services Beaconsfield Services (Image: Google Maps)“The victim in this case was not injured and work has been ongoing to safeguard her while our investigation continues."

Members of the public can make a report online or call 101 quoting reference 43240234817.

Digital evidence, such as dash-cam, mobile phone or CCTV footage can also be submitted via a dedicated portal. 

The public can also contact Independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.