Two-year-old girl rescued after being taken from mother on Leeds street

Tunstall Road in Beeston, where the incident happened. Google Maps image.
Tunstall Road in Beeston, where the incident happened. Google Maps image.

A two-year-old girl was taken from her mother by another woman on a Leeds street before being rescued by a “public-spirited” member of the public, police have revealed.

The attempted abduction took place at 4.29pm yesterday in Tunstall Road in Beeston and West Yorkshire Police were called to the scene.

We obviously have an active investigation with a suspect in custody so are limited in what we can say but we would like to recognise the public-spirited actions of the man who intervened.

Detective Inspector Charlotte Hails

A member of the public intervened and retrieved the child and detained a woman nearby until officers arrived and arrested her.

It is understood the woman and involved and the child’s mother did not know each other.

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody.

Detective Inspector Charlotte Hails, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was clearly a very distressing incident for the little girl and her mother.

“We obviously have an active investigation with a suspect in custody so are limited in what we can say but we would like to recognise the public-spirited actions of the man who intervened.”

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