Burnley 'abduction': Man arrested after girl, six, taken

Nairne Street
Image caption Officers said the girl was taken from Nairne Street in Burnley

A man has been arrested on suspicion of abducting a six-year-old girl who was taken in a car in Burnley, Lancashire.

Lancashire Police, who are still appealing for witnesses, said a 33-year-old man from Accrington is currently in custody.

Officers said the child was taken from Nairne Street at 16:00 GMT on Thursday.

She was dropped off 30 minutes later less than three miles away in Whitefield Street, Hapton where she was found and returned home.

Det Ch Insp Joanne McHugh said: "We need anyone who may have witnessed a black coloured car in the Nairne Street or Whitefield Street areas around the time of the abduction to contact us."

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