Teenager bundled into car boot in Portsmouth

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  • Concern for teenager put in car boot
  • Police want to find out if he’s safe
  • Officers unsure if incident was a prank
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A TEENAGER was grabbed and put in a car boot by a driver who then drove off.

It happened in Portsmouth when a five-door hatchback pulled into Penarth Avenue, from Havant Road, in Drayton.

The driver pulled up in front of two teenagers aged between 16 and 18.

They ran across the road but a man, the driver, got out the car, grabbed one of the boys and put him in the boot.

Police said the driver then fled, driving north up Penarth Avenue.

Hampshire police said it does not know if the incident was a prank and has not received a report from either of the boys.

DC Tom Hewitt said: ‘We don’t want to unduly concern members of the public regarding this alleged incident.

‘We haven’t received a report by the victim or the other youth, no other witnesses have come forward and we don’t have any missing people in the area that would match the description of the youth.

‘Our priority is to confirm the safety of the youths involved.’

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

The incident happened between 5pm and 5.30pm on Friday.