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Child abduction suspects arrested after boy and girl approached in Stafford

By Dayna Farrington | Stafford | News | Published:

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction after a boy and a girl were approached in Stafford.

Officers were called to reports that a man and a woman in a car had approached an 11-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy on Brook Glen Road in Stafford at 3.45pm on Wednesday.

The incident is one of several that have been reported in Stafford town centre involving children in recent days.

A 56-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman, both from the Stafford area, were arrested and have both since been bailed with conditions while the investigation is ongoing.

Chief Inspector Giles Parsons, commander of Stafford Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are also aware of other reports circulating on social media in relation to numerous suspicious incidents around Stafford town centre involving children, all of these incidents are being investigated by our Child Protection and Exploitation Team.

“At this time, officers are satisfied that the incident on Brook Glen Road is an isolated case and not linked to previous suspicious incidents in the town. Investigations into the other reports around the town centre are ongoing.

“High visibility patrols will continue to reassure the community regarding this incident.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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