Police alerted after witness reported seeing someone ‘scream for help’ and try to climb out a car window
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of abducting a woman in north Londres, in what police are calling a “domestic incident”.
The force have now confirmed it was in fact a 25-year-old woman and said she is safe and well, with support being offered to her.
Police arrested the suspect on suspicion of abduction at an address in Haringey on Monday. He has since been released on bail, officers said.
Det Insp Kelly Hodgson said in a statement: “We recognise that incidents such as this will inevitably cause concern among the local community.
“I would like to reassure them that our primary aim has been to establish the safety and welfare of the female involved, who we now know to be an adult woman.”
It was reported on Monday that a member of the public had seen a “girl” trying to escape through the rear window of a car.
Officers at the time appealed to the public for information, asking residents to check dash cam and doorbell footage.
Speaking on Thursday, DI Hodgson said: “I would like to thank the member of the public who called us out of concern for the woman, and those people who have since contacted us with further information.”
She finished by adding: “The investigation is ongoing but at this stage it is being treated as a domestic incident.”