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URGENT: Possible Child Abduction at Heaton Park Manchester

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Police are urgently searching for a girl believed to be aged 6 or 7 following reports of a child abduction at Heaton Park Manchester.

We currently have no image of the child who may have been snatched this evening. Police have placed Heaton Park on Lockdown following tonight’s firework display 400 cars leaving the event have been searched by officers but nothing suspicious was found.

Detectives have confirmed that the girl who is believed to be six or seven years old was snatched from Heaton Park while enjoying a Bonfire night event. GMP will only confirm that the incident is “believed” to have happened and that they are taking the investigation “seriously”.

Eyewitnesses have said that the girl who is believed to be abduction is described as being white, approximately 6  or 7 years-old wearing a pink coat and little pony wellies. She was seen to be taken into a car by a male. These are the only details known.

What is unclear is if any child has been reported missing at all by her parents which is supported by the police not releasing a name or photo. Rightly they are taking this incident very seriously and placed  Heaton Park on lockdown.  and are searching every single car leaving the event.

Officers spent over 2 hours searching over 400 cars leaving the event.  Police Hour sources suggest that the incident was reported to a member of the security team that he witnessed a distressed girl being placed into the back of a car.

Greater Manchester Police are taking these reports very seriously and have confirmed that they are currently responding to reports of a possible child abduction at Heaton Park.

The incident happened at 9pm on Sunday 5th November where police were called to reports that a girl had been abducted from Heaton Park.

Police officers are on the scene and are following a number of procedures which includes a search of all vehicles leaving the park.

Superintendent Arif Nawz has said “i want people to know we are taking this report extremely seriously and are following all possible lines of enquiry, which may cause some disruption to people leaving the event this evening.

“we need to be really clear about what has happened this evening so i’d ask that people refrain from speculating around the circumstances on social media as we follow our processes

“Thank you for your cooperation and Patience”

If you have any information or witnessed anything please contact Greater Manchester Police on 101.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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