Men arrested on suspicion of child abduction over disappearance of girl, four, in Sheffield

Two men are in police custody today after being arrested over the disappearance of a four-year-old girl in Sheffield.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 11:41 am

The men, aged 35 and 51, are being held on suspicion of child abduction.

They were arrested after a police investigation was launched into the disappearance of a young girl from the Brunswick Road area of Burngreave yesterday.

The disappearance was reported to the police just after 6.30pm yesterday and the missing child was found around 45 minutes later at an address on nearby Spital Road.

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South Yorkshire Police said: “We received a call at 6.32pm on March 28 for reports of a missing four year-old girl in Sheffield.

“Officers attended Brunswick Road and conducted enquiries. The girl was located around 45 minutes later at an address on Spital Road.

“Two men, a 35-year-old and a 51-year-old, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of child abduction.

“They both remain in police custody at this time.”

Two men are in police custody today after being arrested on suspicion of child abduction in Sheffield

Detective Inspector Eleanor Welsh said: “We would like to reassure our communities that this appears to be an isolated incident at this time, however, I would like to ask that anyone who saw anything or may have information that could assist the investigation to please get in touch.”

There was a heavy police presence in Burngreave last night after the disappearance was reported and a helicopter was deployed to assist in the search.

Officers remain in the area today as police enquiries into the disappearance continue.

Call 101 and quote incident number 719 of March 28.

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