Man, 51, who ‘tried to lead a girl, 4, away from a pub’, is arrested on suspicion of child abduction
- The man allegedly tried to abduct the child from the Cheshire Cheese pub
- A 51-year-old from Middlewich has been arrested and remains in custody
- The girl was physically unhamred in the alleged attempted kidnapping
A man who allegedly tried to lead a four-year-old girl away from a pub has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction.
The suspect was challenged by a parent after he approached the youngster in the Cheshire Cheese pub in Middlewich at 8pm on Saturday.
He was then detained by members of the public outside the pub in Lewin Street to prevent him from leaving the area, Cheshire Police said.
The four-year-old was unharmed in the incident at the Cheshire Cheese pub in Middlewich
A 51-year-old man, from Middlewich, was later arrested and remains in custody.
The girl was physically unharmed in the incident.
Chief Inspector Claire Jesson said: ‘While this was a very concerning incident, this was isolated and the suspect was swiftly arrested.
‘I’d like to thank those who intervened and prevented the suspect from leaving the area.
‘We have increased patrols to provide reassurance and the family are being supported by officers.’