Man arrested on suspicion of child abduction in Bartley Green

A man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after a boy aged eight was allegedly taken into a property in Bartley Green at around 5pm yesterday (25 May).
 
We understand the boy was outside his home address nearby, when he was approached by a man and taken to a property on Nailers Close. 
 
The youngster was in the house for a short period of time before he managed to escape. He is understandably shaken and upset and is being supported by our specialist officers. 
 
A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and remains in custody for questioning. 
 
Inspector Lee Trinder, from Birmingham West neighbourhood, said: "Although this was a terrifying incident for this young boy, our investigations are progressing and we have a man in custody. 
 
"We want to reassure our community, that this is an isolated and rare incident, and we are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation. 
 
"We are also appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, and or anyone who has any further information or dashcam or CCTV footage, to contact us as a matter of urgency.”
 
You can contact us via live chat on our website or by calling 101. Please quote crime reference number 20/258993/21. 
 

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