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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Cops have arrested a man after an attempted abduction of a six year old girl.

He offered the girl sweets and toys as he lead her away.

Officers quickly responded and arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of the attempted abduction of a six-year-old girl today.

The incident happened at a Christmas market in Egham, Surrey, at around 12.40pm this afternoon.

Police said a man had given the girl toys and sweets on Egham High Street before trying to lead her away.

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Officers were on the scene within minutes of the incident being reported.

The suspect is described as white, around 50 years, around 5ft 9 tall and of a slight build.

He was wearing a grey cap, a black jacket, jeans, trainers and glasses and was carrying a black rucksack.

Surrey Police has appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting crime reference number PR/45180130630.

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