Liverpool

Arrest over attempted kidnap of girl, 3, in Liverpool

A man has been arrested in connection with the attempted kidnap of a three-year-old girl in Liverpool.

The girl was grabbed when her mother briefly let go of her hand while crossing Picton Road, Wavertree, on Friday, police said.

A man took the child's hand and started walking with her but her mother realised and snatched her back.

The 65-year-old man, from Allerton, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted abduction, police said.

The girl was not harmed but her 23-year-old mother was left shaken by the incident.

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