Man arrested after boy, 8, 'abducted from outside his home and taken to house'
A man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after an eight-year-old boy was allegedly snatched outside his home.
The boy is believed to have been taken to a nearby address on Nailers Close, Birmingham but managed to escape a short time later.
The man approached him at around 5pm on Tuesday, according to reports.
Police said the boy was ‘understandably upset’ and is receiving support from specialist officers.
The suspect is thought to be 54 years of age and remains in custody for questioning.
Inspector Lee Trinder of West Midlands Police 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.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police via live chat on their website or call 101, quoting crime reference number 20/258993/21.
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