A panicked mum screamed in terror after a man attempted to snatch her five-year-old girl outside Primark. Witnesses said they could hear a woman screaming her child was missing outside the popular shop in Manchester city centre. A man could then be seen walking away with the young girl on Market Street, at 6.50pm yesterday.
Police say that brave passers-by intervened, tackling the man to the floor and helped return the child safely to her mother. It is understood shoppers detained the man, who was understood to be a stranger and not known to the family, until Greater Manchester Police arrived.
Police were called to the scene and a man was arrested. A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction. He remains in police custody for questioning.