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Police arrest 23-year-old man on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl

 Update: Police arrest 23-year-old man on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl

A man has been arrested on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault after a six-year-old girl was snatched from the street.

On Friday morning, August 19, Greater Manchester Police said that a 23-year-old man had been arrested and remains in custody for questioning.

It comes after Tameside Police appealed for help finding the suspect after the young girl was snatched by a man on Warne Avenue, Droylsden, at around 4pm on Wednesday.

She was then led to a wooded area close to a disused railway track towards Manchester Road and allegedly sexually assaulted.  

 

 Update: Police arrest 23-year-old man on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl

 

The young girl was safely reunited with her family a short time later and is receiving support from specialist officers, police say.

 

The arrest of the 23-year-old comes after detectives announced yesterday they would be stepping up the search for another man they wished to ‘speak to urgently’.

 

 Update: Police arrest 23-year-old man on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl

Yesterday police issued CCTV footage of a young man in his twenties. 

 

 Update: Police arrest 23-year-old man on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl

Speaking in Warne Avenue on Thursday, Detective Superintendent Richard Hunt said: ‘What I can say, he’s obviously grabbed a child, and what I would say to members of the public is that they need to be extra vigilant. 

 

 ‘A child was playing in this area and a chap who was hanging around has taken a child and thankfully within a few minutes we’ve got her back. 

 

 Update: Police arrest 23-year-old man on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl

 

‘Parents need to consider the circumstances of what I have mentioned and I would suggest they need to be extra vigilant with their children whilst we progress this as quickly as possible.’ 

 

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