Boy, 8, left terrified after being ‘abducted’ outside home before bravely escaping
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The little boy was reportedly taken on Tuesday evening at around 5pm. The “terrified” child managed to escape after being snatched from Bartley Green in Birmingham. Officers have arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of child abduction.
Inspector Lee Trinder, from Birmingham West neighbourhood, urged witnesses to come forward to help police with their investigation.
He said: “Although this was a terrifying incident for this young boy, our investigations are progressing and we have a man in custody.
“We want to reassure our community, that this is an isolated and rare incident, and we are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation.
“We are also appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, and or anyone who has any further information or dashcam or CCTV footage, to contact us as a matter of urgency.”
Bartley Green is a suburban are six miles south-west of Birmingham city centre.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via live chat on their website or call 101, quoting crime reference number 20/258993/21.
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