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Man arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment after teen held against her will

Stratford Editorial 19th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A 30-YEAR-OLD MAN has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, assault causing actual bodily harm and false imprisonment after an incident in Stratford at the weekend.

Police were called to a disturbance at a house in Elm Road at 9.45am on Sunday (April 17).

They say a teenage girl was believed to have been coerced into a house and physically assaulted – sustaining injuries to her head, neck and hands.

She was kept at the address for around half an hour from 9am to 9.30am before the suspect walked her to her workplace.

A 30-year-old man was coaxed down from the roof of the property by police and was subsequently arrested. He remains in custody while inquiries continue.

DS James Coleman said: “This is a very unusual incident for Stratford, and we would like to reassure the public we are doing all we can to establish what has occurred.”

Anyone in the area of Elm Road or Justins Avenue at the time of the incident who has information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.