Leyland man charged with abducting 8-year-old girl

A 29-year-old man has been charged with trying to snatch an 8-year-old girl in Leyland.
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Police were called to a suspected child abduction in Seven Stars Road at around 11.40am on Saturday (November 12).

It was reported that a man had approached an eight-year-old girl in a park close to Fox Lane and attempted to take her inside an address.

Police attended and later arrested a man at the scene.

An eight-year-old girl was approached by a man whilst playing in a park in Fox Lane. The man then tried to lure her inside a home nearbyAn eight-year-old girl was approached by a man whilst playing in a park in Fox Lane. The man then tried to lure her inside a home nearby
An eight-year-old girl was approached by a man whilst playing in a park in Fox Lane. The man then tried to lure her inside a home nearby
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Detectives charged Thomas Edwards, 29, of Seven Stars Road, Leyland with the offence of ‘taking a child so as to remove her from a person having lawful control’.

Lancashire Police confirmed the suspect is not known to the child or her family and the incident is not related to a family dispute.

He appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court on Monday (November 14) and has been remanded to appear at court at a later date.