Nottingham

Beeston child abduction attempt: Man, 36, charged

Suspect being arrested Image copyright Emma Heard
Image caption Police confirmed the suspect was detained after a lengthy search

A man has been charged with the attempted abduction of a child following a huge police operation in a Nottinghamshire town.

Mikolaj Zawilinski, 36, of Farfield Avenue, Beeston, was also charged with sexual assault on a child under 13.

Officers were deployed after a man was spotted acting suspiciously in Central Avenue, Beeston, on Wednesday.

Mr Zawilinski pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court earlier.

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He has also been charged with trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence, which he also denies.

He was remanded into custody and is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 25 August.

About 15 officers with cars and vans were deployed to locate a man following a number of calls at 16:30 BST on Wednesday, police said.

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