AN investigation has been launched after a young Pedmore Technology College student was allegedly abducted as she walked home yesterday afternoon (Thursday, May 18).

Schools across the borough are also warning pupils to be vigilant following the incident, which took place at about 3.15pm, where a 12-year-old told detectives that she was forced into a black taxi by four white men.

After being taken into the taxi in Teasdale Way, Pedmore, the year 7 pupil reported being driven around for about 90 minutes before the car stopped in Clent.

She was then able to get out and run away before a member of the public found the girl – who was shaken, but unhurt – and helped to call police.

A police spokesman said officers are now interviewing the girl and conducting “extensive CCTV enquiries” to establish what happened.

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AN APPEAL for witnesses has been launched after a man was hit by a car while walking his dog in Hollywood - which resulted in his pet having to be put down.

The incident involved a man in his 50s, who was walking his dog, and an unknown silver vehicle which did not stop.

The pedestrian received injuries to his foot and his dog had to be put to sleep after receiving serious injuries.

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A CYCLIST was injured in a hit and run in Horsefair, in Kidderminster.

The cyclist was hit by a silver Ford Fiesta at around 10.45pm on Thursday (May 18) in Stourbridge Road.

The vehicle failed to stop and left the scene along Hurcott Road, heading towards Chester Road.

A passing police officer found the the man, a 40-year-old cyclist, lying in the road.

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