Manchester man ‘lucky to be alive’ after being kidnapped from home, taken to North Yorkshire and shot

By Danielle Wainwright

A Whitefield man was subjected to a terrifying ordeal last week after being kidnapped from his home, taken to West Yorkshire and shot.

At around 12.30pm on Sunday September 8 police were informed that a 28-year-old man had returned to his home address.

The man was eventually located Holmfirth area of West Yorkshire area with a gunshot injury and he was rushed to hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Officers believe that he was forced into a black Ford Focus and driven to West Yorkshire on Sunday at around 9.30am.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Crewe of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Since this man was shot we have been working behind the scenes to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“He was later found with a gunshot injury near Holmfirth just over three hours later.

“We now want to appeal to anyone who can help us build up a detailed picture of what happened between leaving the house and being found with a gunshot wound.

“We are particularly keen to identify anyone or any unfamiliar vehicles seen in the area of Stanway Road, Whitefield on that Sunday morning.

“A man has been seriously injured and is lucky to be alive. It is therefore imperative that we get to the bottom of what happened.”

Anyone who has information about the circumstances surrounding this incident should contact the incident room on 0161 856 1722 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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