Police are appealing for information after a man was forced into a car and assaulted in Wishaw.

A 37-year-old man was walking on Netherton Street in the town around 1.30pm on Wednesday September 27, when a silver coloured car pulled up alongside him.

Two men exited the car before forcing the victim inside where he was assaulted and threatened.

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The man was eventually released and the car made off in the direction of the Netherton area.

A passing ambulance assisted the injured man who was left with facial injuries.

Detective Constable Jacqui McCann from Wishaw CID said "Whilst this appears to have been a targeted incident it was a sustained attack which left the victim with facial injuries and it is vital we trace the men responsible.

“I would appeal to anyone who was within the vicinity of Netherton Street around 13:30 hours Wednesday 27th September 2017 and may have witnessed what happened or saw the vehicle to please get in touch"

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wishaw CID via 101 quoting incident number 1774 of 27/9/17. Alternatively calls can be made via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.