Arrest over attempted child abduction in Market Rasen

Queen Street, Market Rasen Image copyright Google
Image caption Both incidents happened in Queen Street, the town's main shopping area

A woman has been arrested in connection with two attempted child abductions in a small Lincolnshire market town.

The 48-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after police received reports of a nine-year-old girl being grabbed outside a chemists in Queen Street, Market Rasen.

There were also reports of a four-year-old boy being grabbed in a newsagents on the same road.

No-one was hurt but both children were left shaken, police said.

Det Insp Pete Grayson said: "These incidents will understandably be of great concern to the local community, to parents and to families, and I would like to make it clear that they are isolated and one-off occurrences.

"We have a suspect in custody and are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation."

Patrols have been increased in the area to provide reassurance.

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