Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Grays earlier today, Friday August 14.
They were called shortly after 9.10am with concerns for a man who was seen being assaulted and pushed into a white Audi A6 in Long Lane.
Officers carried out a search of the area and found the car and victim in Richmond Road. A man was found with injuries which required hospital treatment.
Three men aged 35, 45 and 46 of no fixed address were arrested on suspicion of kidnap.
A 41-year-old woman from Grays was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer.
Enquiries remain ongoing and police wish to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who saw anything suspicious or has any video or dashcam footage.
Call Grays CID on 101 quoting incident 275 of 14 August or report online at https://www.essex.police.uk
Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org