Kidnap fear after child seen caged in Poulton van

A young girl was spotted sitting in a cage in the back of a van.

Friday, 5th August 2016, 9:16 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:48 pm
Police were called to Hardhorn Road after reports of a suspected child abduction. Picture from Google Maps.

Police were called at around 5pm yesterday after a member of the public spotted the child in a blue Citroen van on Hardhorn Road in Poulton.

Pictures of the youngster were shared nearly 1,000 times on Facebook by worried users.

A police spokesman said: “We tracked the vehicle down using the registration number and we have spoken with the owner and we have spoken with the child.

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“It appears the child wanted to get into the dog cage.

“No further action will be taken.”