'Terrified' boy, 8, 'abducted from outside his home and taken to house' as man arrested

A MAN has been arrested after a “terrified” young boy was allegedly abducted from outside his home.

The eight-year-old was taken to a house in Bartley Green in Birmingham – but managed to escape.

According to reports he was outside his family home when he was approached by a man yesterday evening at 5pm.

Cops today said the young lad is being supported by specialist officers, while a 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction.

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.”

Contact police via live chat on their website or call 101. Quote crime reference number 20/258993/21.

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