Boy who was bundled into a car boot in Portsmouth says it was a prank

THE BOY who was pushed into a car boot and driven away in Portsmouth has said it was just a prank.

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 1:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 1:07 pm
Police say the incident in Drayton was just a prank

Hampshire Constabulary released an appeal after a report from a member of the public who believed they were witnessing a serious incident.

The person witnessed a car pull into Penarth Avenue, in Drayton before the driver put a youth into the car boot and drive off.

The boy and another witness have both since come forward to confirm it was just a prank.

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Hampshire Constabulary have thanked members of the public for sharing the appeal.

A spokesman said: ‘Our priority was to confirm the safety of the youths involved, which we have now been able to do.

‘We would always encourage members of the public to call police if they witness any suspicious activity, in order for us to be able to investigate the circumstances.’