Man charged after Leyland investigation

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Detectives have charged a man in connection with a child abduction investigation in Leyland.

We were called around 11.40am on Saturday (November 12) to a report of an incident in Seven Stars Road.

It was alleged a man had approached an eight-year-old girl in a park close to Fox Lane and attempted to take her inside an address.

Police attended and later arrested a man at the scene.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Thomas Edwards, 29, of Seven Stars Road, Leyland, was charged with taking a child so as to remove her from a person having lawful control. He appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court on Monday (November 14) and has been remanded to appear at court at a later date.

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