A man tried to ‘lead away’ a four-year-old girl after approaching her in a pub, police said.
The suspect is believed to have tried to ‘abduct’ the child before being ‘challenged’ by a parent and ‘detained’ by other members of the public.
Police were then called to the scene where the 51-year-old was arrested on suspicion of abducting children, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The incident took place around 8pm on Saturday 8 January at The Cheshire Cheese pub on Lewin Street, Middlewich.
A spokesman for Cheshire Constabulary said: “Police have arrested a 51-year-old man from Middlewich following a report of a child abduction in Middlewich.
At 8pm on Saturday, January 8, a man approached a four-year-old girl in The Cheshire Cheese pub in Lewin Street, Middlewich and tried to lead her away.
“He was challenged by a parent and members of the public detained him outside the pub to prevent him from leaving the area.
“Fortunately, the girl was physically unharmed by the incident.
“Police subsequently arrested a man suspected of child abduction. He remains in custody.”
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