Heckmondwike man arrested after foiled kidnap in Leeds

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A MAN from Heckmondwike has been arrested after an attempt to abduct a child was foiled by a passer-by.

The 30 year old man was arrested by police in Middleton, Leeds, after allegedly trying to abduct the 12-year-old girl yesterday (Monday) at 2.30pm.

Police said he was attempting to drag the girl towards a silver car in Acre Road, Middleton, when a passer by shouted at him, telling him to release the girl.

Officers are now looking for the passer-by who is a key witness.

The man is still in police custody where he is also being questioned about other similar incidents reported to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Holbeck CID via 101.