It has been confirmed that police investigating allegations of the attempted child abduction in Sherburn have arrested and further charged a man in relation to the incident.
The man has been charged with child abduction. The arrested man is a 46 years old from Leeds, he was arrested on Saturday afternoon and charged on Monday afternoon.
The accused is said to have grabbed the young girl in daylight as she was walking with her mother on Wolsey Croft, Sherburn in broad daylight last Thursday lunchtime. The girl was not harmed during the ordeal and was safely returned to her mother.
The charged man will appear before York Magistrates’ Court on tomorrow.