Man bailed over Lanzarote 'kidnap bid' on girl, 3
Friday 12 April 2013
A 62-year-old man arrested in connection with the alleged abduction of a three-year-old girl in the Canary Islands has been released on bail.
He was held in London on suspicion of attempted kidnap on Wednesday after a public appeal was launched by Thames Valley Police.
In January last year a family from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, was on holiday in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, when a man is thought to have attempted to kidnap the girl in a shopping centre.
The victim's father noticed she was missing, left a store and spotted the youngster being led around a corner into an alleyway by a man who was holding her by the hand.
He shouted out and ran up to his daughter, pulling her away from the man who then left the scene.
The family were on the beach a short time later and saw the same man, who spoke fluent English, sitting between some rocks and acting suspiciously.
The victim's father confronted the suspect, but he left before police arrived.
But the quick-thinking family took photos of the man in an attempt to identify him.
The man was bailed to return to Milton Keynes police station in early May.
Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Man dies instantly after shooting firework from top of his head
Isis schoolgirl Amira Abase who fled London to join terrorists in Syria mocks victims of Tunisia massacre
Father faces deportation to Thailand after 27 years in Britain for two 'stupid crimes'
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 2 Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis's funniest (and most memorable) quotes
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed