Po­lice re­act to ab­duc­tion claim

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

Warn­ings about a woman who al­legedly tried to snatch a lit­tle girl out­side a su­per­mar­ket were cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia.

An on­line poster took to Face­book to claim her friend’s daugh­ter was first fol­lowed and then ap­proached by an older woman out­side Tesco in Grove­wood Drive North, Grove Green.

The two-year-old was re­port- edly in­vited to go with the woman but left af­ter be­ing spot­ted by the mother.

Po­lice con­firmed re­ports of a ‘sus­pi­cious in­ci­dent’ which hap­pened at around 12pm on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15.

A spokesman for the force said: “It is re­ported that a woman ap­proached a two-year-old child who ap­peared to be on her own.

“The woman asked the child where her mother was.

“The girl pointed at her mother who was close by and the child ran over to her and they left the shop.

“No phys­i­cal con­tact was made with the child; the in­ci­dent was re­ported to po­lice be­cause the woman’s be­hav­iour was deemed strange.”

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