Man attempts to 'abduct' four-year-old girl from pub before parents intervened
A man attempted to 'lead away' a four-year-old girl after approaching her in a pub, police said.
Police were then called to the scene, with the 51-year-old arrested on suspicion of child abduction, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The incident occurred at around 8pm on Saturday, January 8 at The Cheshire Cheese pub on Lewin Street, Middlewich.
A spokesperson for Cheshire Constabulary said: "Police have arrested a 51-year-old man from Middlewich following a report of a child abduction in Middlewich.
"At 8pm on Saturday 8 January a man approached a four-year-old girl in The Cheshire Cheese pub in Lewin Street, Middlewich and tried to lead her away.
"He was challenged by a parent, and members of the public detained him outside the pub to prevent him from leaving the area.
"The girl was thankfully physically unharmed by the incident.
"Police subsequently arrested a man on suspicion of child abduction. He remains in custody."
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