An old kidnapping
May 22nd 2009
An investigation by a local paper has revealed that three years ago a homeless man was forced to throw himself from a moving van as it sped down the A127, after being held against his will by his bosses.
According to the Essex-based Echo, the man, known as Snowy, was living rough in London when offered labouring work. However, after moving to Essex, the man was reportedly assaulted and tried to flee the following day, before being bundled into a van near Billericay. He jumped from the moving vehicle and drew the attention of motorists, who called the police. Despite being interviewed by police, the man has not been seen again. The Echo was refused details through a Freedom of Information request, but later got sent the summary investigation on appeal.