A 30-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday 2 April on suspicion of child abduction, after a three-year-old girl was reported missing from Harrogate on Wednesday 1 April.
She has now been charged with attempting to take away a child in care without lawful authority, and passport offences. She is due to appear at York Crown Court on Monday 6 April.
The child involved is safe and well and is being cared for by her father.
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