Concern as witness abducted in Glasgow

Strathclyde Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety and wellbeing of a 51-year-old man snatched in Cardonald, Glasgow on Wednesday.

Detectives are investigating the abduction of Andrew Ramsay from near his home in Berryknowes Road around 7.00pm on Wednesday 22 February 2006.

One theory is that the abduction of Mr Ramsay is connected to a criminal trial in which he is expected to appear as a witness.

Police said that Mr Ramsay and his partner were walking in Berryknowes Road near to their home, when two men got out of a large dark-coloured car. The men claimed to be plain clothes police officers and informed Mr Ramsay that he was being arrested. He was last seen being bundled into the vehicle which then made off.

Police said that enquiries had since established that these men were not police officers nor from any other law enforcement agency.

Detective Superintendent Willie Prendergast said: "We are still making enquiries to establish why this abduction occurred and our immediate concern is the safety and wellbeing of Mr Ramsay.

"All efforts are on-going to trace him and I appeal to anyone who may have any information to contact the Incident Room at Govan Police Office on 0141 532 5491."


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