FROM THE EDITOR
Relief. It was a word used by many following the arrest of a man for allegedly snatching a child off a street while she was on her way to school.
Police announced the arrest last week, and the man will appear in court next month.
It followed a concerted police investigation into the incident which stunned the city. While details are under wraps, the effort no doubt reflects many hours of patient police work as well as input from a community anxious for reassurance and for resolution.
It won’t alleviate underlying parental wariness though, about the safety of their children in the city’s public spaces. And there’s nothing wrong with increased watchfulness.
However, the sad fact is that most child abuse happens at the hands of people children are already associated with, and those charged with the care of kids should not forget about the ‘‘enemy within’’.