Man held over ‘attempt to kidnap’ six-year-old at fair

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Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses who may have information to come forward.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the alleged incident
Image: The man was arrested after the alleged kidnap attempt on High Street, Egham

A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap a six-year-old girl at a Christmas fair.

The man is suspected of trying to grab the young girl in Egham, Surrey, at around 12.40pm on Saturday, after trying to lure her with toys and sweets.

Surrey Police said a 47-year-old man from Egham is currently in custody.

An investigation has been launched and police have called for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any other information, to come forward.

The suspect was wearing a grey cap, black jacket, jeans, trainers and glasses and was carrying a black rucksack.

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Anyone who can help should call 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45180130630.

They can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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