Teenager arrested over missing Bolton girl aged 6

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and sexual assault after a girl went missing for more than three hours in Bolton.

A six-year-old girl was reported missing in Tonge Moor on Wednesday at 19:45 BST, when she failed to return home with her brother, aged eight.

She was later found near Royal Bolton Hospital at 23:10 BST, police said.

The teeenager is being held in custody. Greater Manchester Police said it was an "isolated incident".

Ch Insp John Buttress said: "I understand this incident will have caused concern within the local community.

"Police took immediate action, made a prompt arrest and inquiries are ongoing."

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