Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious incident whose victims were a mother and her three-year-old daughter.
The woman was held against her will inside a car that was being driven dangerously around Scarborough, including through red traffic lights, police say.
It happened between 9pm and 10.30pm on Monday 21 March. The car was a silver-grey Vauxhall Insignia.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:
At one point, the woman attempted to get out the vehicle near The Ship Inn on Falsgrave Road and began shouting for help towards a group of people who were drinking on the seating in front of the pub.
Officers believe some of the group may have heard the woman, who had her three-year-old daughter on her knee, as they looked towards the vehicle. Were you in this group of people?
Or did you see the vehicle being driven dangerously during this time or do you have any dash-cam footage or any other CCTV footage that could help the investigation?
A man in his 30s was arrested shortly after the incident and has been charged with a number of offences and remanded in custody to appear in court next month.
“The woman and her daughter are receiving support from our officers,” the spokesperson said.
Police are appealing for witnesses and any dash-cam footage – you can contact them on the numbers below.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Stephen Johnson
- Email Stephen Johnson here
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number 12220048430