Man charged for abducting 1-year old at a house in Oldam

A man has been charged with child abduction following an incident in Oldham.

Just after 5pm on Monday 22 September 2014, police were called to Meldrum Street in Oldham following reports that a one-year-old girl had been taken from her house whilst her mother was upstairs.

The mother confronted a man holding her daughter in a neighbouring address and a short struggle ensued over the child before the mum eventually managed to get her back.

The man then ran off.

Michael Keeton (24/07/1987), of Meldrum Street, Oldham is charged with child abduction and is due to appear at Oldham magistrates’ court on Thursday 9 October 2014.