Police have arrested a supsect after a woman was seen being dragged alongside a car by her hair last weekend.
The woman was attacked by a man in a Toyota Aygo as it pulled out of a petrol station in Preston in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Horrific footage of the attack was filmed by a passerby and has since been shared on social media.
Sickening footage shows an attack on a woman in Preston last month in which she was dragged along next to a car by her hair
In a statement released on Preston police’s Facebook page, a spokesperson said: ‘Many of you will be aware of a video which was circulating on social media of a woman being assaulted by a man in a car in Preston.
‘We were called by a member of the public at around 4:15am on Saturday (September 28th) to the report of the woman being assaulted by a man in a car at a garage on New Hall Lane in Preston.
‘The woman had been seen to be repeatedly dragged by a car close to the Texaco Garage.
‘Following enquiries we have arrested a 30-year-old man from Preston on suspicion of kidnap. He is currently in custody.’
The woman screamed as she was dragged alongside the car before she managed to break free of the driver’s grasp and run to the petrol station
Local resident Jerome Roberts, 33, witnessed the incident, but was not the man who filmed it.
He said: ‘It was absolutely shocking. The man was pulling her in and screaming: “Get in, get in – people will come out if their houses”.
‘His back windscreen was smashed. She was screaming and ran in to the petrol station.
‘He then drove back two minutes later but he then left. An ambulance came for her but her shoe was still in the street the next day.’
Another witness, Jenny Williams, 22, said: ‘The woman was in a terrible state. She looked terrified and ran away without her dressing gown.
‘I couldn’t believe what was happening – he was acting like an animal.’
The incident unfolded at this petrol station in Preston in the early hours of September 28
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