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Man, 27, arrested after alleged attempted abduction of five-year-old boy in front of his mum

Ellen Manning
·1-min read
Northala Fields on the outskirts of London which is made up of rubble and spoil from the old Wembley Stadium.
The alleged abduction happened at Northala Fields in Northolt, Surrey. (Stock image: PA)

A man has been arrested after the attempted abduction of a five-year-old boy in front of his mother.

The alleged incident happened at about 2.30pm on Thursday, January 7 in Northala Fields, Northolt, Surrey, when a man approached the boy and picked him up.

The man ran a short distance with the boy before being confronted by the child’s mother, prompting him to put him down.

The boy was unharmed.

The Met Police said a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted abduction of a child on Saturday (January 23) at an address in Surrey.

He was taken to police custody in London.

The force had previously released a CCTV image of the suspect in a bid to track him down.

Speaking at the time, DC Ashleigh Nelson said: “Incidents of this nature are very rare, but I understand the concern it may have caused in the local community.

“I want to reassure people we are doing everything we can to find out who is responsible.”

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