Arrest made following incident in Brownhills

Following yesterdays appeal for information following an incident in Brownhills, West Midlands Police this morning made an arrest, and released a statement which I share below.

Please note I’ve had to prohibit comments on both items for legal reasons, as I’m sure you understand.

West Midlands Police said:


Image from West Midlands Police.

Detectives investigating a report that a girl was grabbed in Brownhills on Saturday (20th July) have this morning arrested a man.

The 18-year-old from Brownhills was arrested by detectives from the force’s Public Protection Unit and taken to a police station in the Black Country.

He was arrested just after 9am today (Wednesday 24 July) at his home and is being held on suspicion of child abduction.

The arrest follows CCTV images released by police in a public appeal for help.

Although the 11-year-old girl wasn’t physically injured or taken anywhere she is currently too scared to play out. Officers specially trained in dealing with young victims of crimes continue to support the girl and her family.

Enquiries continue and witnesses to the grabbing should call police on 101.

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