Incident

Police respond after reports of a child abduction in Heaton Park

Police are currently responding to reports of a possible child abduction at Heaton Park.

Around 9.15pm this evening, November 5th, police were called to reports that a girl had been abducted from Heaton Park.

Officers are currently at the scene and are following a number of procedures including the search of vehicles leaving the park.

Superintendent Arif Nawaz of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, 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 to all for your cooperation and patience.”

 

As an update to this story we now have information from GMP that having checked every car they think that no child was abducted and if you have any concerns to contact them as soon as you can on the 101 number quoting the reference below.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 2512 of 05/11/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Categories: Incident, Manchester

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