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03/10/04
Twelve Year Old Arrested In Connection With Abduction
- The strange abduction of a five-year-old on Tuesday grows more bizarre with the arrest of a minor.

A TWELVE-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with the abduction of a five-year-old, who went missing in a London shopping centre on Tuesday.

The child was separated from her mother in Riverdale shopping centre, according to the BBC, where police believe she was approached by a someone claiming to help her find her mother. Instead, the two boarded the bus to the Waterfront swimming baths, then to a park in Charlton, where the girl fell in a pond.

She was then directed to change into clean clothes at a shop in Woolwich, where the abductor left her. The shop's staff called police after noticing the soaking child outside the store.

Police used evidence on CCTV cameras across London to track the pair's journey.

Chief Inspector Nathan Briant, the investigating officer in the case, said he did not know why the woman would have done this.

"She might need help herself," he said



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