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Warning over hoax child kidnap message in Warrington

Police in Cheshire are warning parents about a hoax text message claiming a child had been abducted.

The force said the message claims a youngster had been taken from the Cockhedge shopping centre in Warrington.

It has not had any reports of any such incident and believe it is an urban myth, a spokeswoman said.

She urged anyone with any information about the origins of the message to contact Cheshire Police.

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