A cyclist was ambushed before he was thrown into a car and driven away, it has been reported.

Police are investigating a possible kidnap which happened on Friday in the Wood Green area.

Officers were called at 7.25pm to Russell Avenue after receiving a report that up to four men had assaulted a man on a bike before he was forced into their dark coloured car which then made off.

Witnesses say a minicab driver stopped in the road and would have seen what happened and police are keen to track down this driver to verify what he saw. The minicab driver had already left by the time police arrived.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call officers at the North Area Command Unit on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7574/29March.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.