Armed cops rescue kidnapped woman, 31, from boot of car after 20-mile police chase across two counties

ARMED cops swooped in and rescued a woman who was trapped in the boot of a car after a 20-mile police chase across two counties.

The victim was abducted in York, which sparked a major police operation in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Ben LackThe hunt was sparked after there was a disturbance in York[/caption]

Police first became aware of the terrifying incident after a disturbance was reported in Tang Hall, York.

The hunt began when West Yorkshire Police intercepted a suspicious vehicle more than 20 miles away in Leeds.

A police helicopter was scrambled at around 3am and hovered overhead as the drama unfolded.

After the driver was boxed in and surrounded by police cars, he was arrested on suspicion of kidnap and charged with the kidnapping in the Chapeltown area of the city in the early hours.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The woman who was later found inside a vehicle in Leeds. The woman is now safe.

“A 31-year-old man was arrested and has been charged with kidnap and two motoring offences.”

The arrested man is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court later today.

Ben LackA man was charged with kidnap and two motoring offences[/caption]