Posted: Sun 20th Aug 2017

Man arrested following reports of an attempted child abduction in Flint

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Aug 20th, 2017

Police say they arrested a man following reports he attempted to abduct a three-year-old girl in Flint on Sunday afternoon.

Police were called just before 2pm this afternoon to reports of a man allegedly attempting to abduct the girl near the Jade Jones Pavilion in Flint. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

At the time of the incident, a morris dancing competition was taking place, photographs circulated widely on social media show members of the public detaining a man while they await for police to arrive. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police say they responded quickly to the call and on arrival arrested a 50-year-old man. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Detective Chief Inspector Arwyn Jones said:

“Officers responded quickly to an incident that occurred in Flint this afternoon.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A 50 year old male was detained by members of the public at the location quickly after the incident, he was arrested when officers arrived. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

I would first like to reassure the public that the child is safe with her family, and the male remains in police custody.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

I would also like to thank those members of the community who responded so quickly to detain the male until Police arrival. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Our investigation is in its infancy, and all lines of enquiry are being progressed.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police are appealing for witnesses or anybody with any information to contact them quoting incident number V126885. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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