A parent has taken to social media to warn residents to be on their guard after two people tried to kidnap their daughter on New Year’s Day.

Detectives are investigating a report of an attack in the car park in Carlton Court, Princes Risborough, at around 4am.

They said the victim, a 19-year-old woman, was attacked by two thugs and suffered cuts to her legs.

Writing on Facebook, the parent said: “People of Risborough please be very, very careful when walking alone at night.

“My daughter was taken from Manor Park Avenue when walking home with her sister from the train station.

“They were briefly separated then she was forced to walk up Park Street by two people. She was then walked to the car park of the flats next to the Esso.

“When putting up a fight they managed to get her on the floor and carried her by her arms and legs, possibly towards a waiting vehicle.

“Luckily she managed to escape and run away down Jasmine Crescent before dialling 999. Her handbag was lost in the car park by the flats. We found some contents on the ground today but no handbag.”

The parent also described the two people as “talking in a foreign language”. They said the incident happened just after 4am, when the girl was coming back from a night out in Wycombe with her sister, and police were called at 4.18am.

A small black evening bag with a long shoulder strap and a metal clasp were stolen from the victim.

Police said no arrests have yet been made and no other descriptions have been provided.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Emily Addison, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “This is a concerning incident which has understandably caused the victim distress.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who saw this incident, or who has any information which they think could help our investigation, to get in touch.”

Call 101 quoting reference 43190000490.