Bill Murray: EastEnders and The Bill star issues stark warning after men in Audi try to ‘kidnap’ grandchildren
Local police have responded to Bill Murray, who played Johnny Allen in BBC soap EastEnders, who put out a warning after claiming his grandchildren were nearly kidnapped.
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EastEnders star Bill Murray has put out a stark warning and was left horrified after his grandchildren were allegedly nearly kidnapped outside his home. The 81-year-old, who played Johnny Allen in the popular BBC soap, says it involved five people in an Audi vehicle.
Explaining what happened in the video, Murray, who is also renowned for his role as Don Beech in ITV show The Bill, said that his daughter had stopped to take a call, while walking with her partner Mick and two children, when a black Audi A6 blocked their path. Passengers inside the car allegedly exited the vehicle to approach them.
Bill Murray said: “She said he was Eastern European and it was a black four-door Audi A6 and they kept looking at the children. She had this terrible fear all of a sudden, she panicked and called out to Mick.
“They were going to kidnap my grandchildren, that’s what they assumed anyway. Mick yelled and screamed at them to run, as he ran over from the other side of the road they all jumped in the car and squealed off and tyres were burning everything.”
Ending the video, the actor also went out to put a stark warning to parents across the United Kingdom, saying that “they are still out there”. The incident was reported to Essex Police on Sunday April 9.
A spokesperson for Essex Police said: "Based on the information provided, no offences have been identified but the call has been noted for intelligence purposes.
"We know the public will be concerned by a video circulating online relating to this incident and high visibility patrols are taking place in the area. We are urging the public to remain vigilant and report any concerns or suspicious activity to us."