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Police are hunting for this man after a 6-year-old girl was abducted and taken into Tameside woods

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 18th August 2022

Police are hunting for a man in the Tameside area as part of a harrowing investigation into the abduction of a six-year-old girl.

Reports yesterday afternoon said that a child had been abducted in Droylsden and was taken to a wooded area near a disused railway track.

She was thankfully reunited with her family a short time later.

Officers arrested a 35-year-old man yesterday evening on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault, but urgently want to speak to another man.

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GMP have released CCTV images of the person in question, showing him shortly after the incident and then half an hour later near The Snipe.

A statement yesterday, released alongside an appeal for information, said: “We’re keeping an open-mind as our fast-paced enquiries continue.”

The girl was first taken by a man on Warne Avenue before heading to the wooded area towards Manchester Road.  

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A GMP statement said: “Detectives have issued two images of another man we wish to speak to urgently in relation to this incident.

“The first image is a short time after reports of the abduction were first being made to us; the second is around 30mins after the incident where the man appears to be seen with his jacket now around his waist on Gainsborough Road hearing towards The Snipe.

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“We thank the public for their assistance so far and ask that anyone with information contacts us first to help our investigation.

“If you see the man, call us on 999 quoting incident 2270 of 17/08/2022.

“Other details can be passed to us via our LiveChat facility on our website (www.gmp.police.uk) or by calling 101.

“Information can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Featured image: GMP