A Swindon man has been arrested following a child abduction attempt in the town centre.
At around 4pm on Sunday 9 April, a woman and her two-year-old were walking along Curtis Street towards the Tented Market, when they were approached by a man who took hold of the child’s hand and said: “You come with me; I take you to school.”
The man is described as Indian, aged around 50-60-years-old, approximately 5 foot 2inches tall and slim with short dark hair. He was wearing a light blue shirt and cream coloured trousers and was pulling a blue shopping bag on wheels.
Wiltshire Police confirmed that they swiftly arrested a 65-year-old local man in relation to the worrying incident; he was later released under investigation.
DC Snez Lennon from Swindon CID said: “If you were in the area at that time and heard or saw what happened or anything which seemed suspicious, please contact me.”
If you can help with police enquiries, please contact Swindon CID by calling 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.
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