DETECTIVES has arrested a man after he attempted to lead a four-year-old girl away from a pub.
The man is said to have approached the girl at the Cheshire Cheese pub in Middlewich, Cheshire, yesterday.
He is said to have been challenged by a parent after talking to a female student with alcohol around 8pm.
Cheshire Police confirmed that he was subsequently detained by members of the public outside the pub in Lewin Street to prevent him from leaving the area.
A 51-year-old man from Middlewich has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and remains in custody.
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The girl was unharmed in the horrific incident.
Chief Inspector Claire Jesson said: “While this is a very disturbing incident, this has been isolated and the suspect was arrested quickly.
“I would like to thank those who intervened and prevented the suspect from leaving the area.
“We have increased patrols to provide peace of mind and the family is being supported by officers.”
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