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Mum's horror as she watches woman try to kidnap her daughter, 3, in park


Jessica Smith was playing with her daughter when the woman brazenly approached the youngster by the slide, reports Cheshire Live.

When the mum confronted the woman, she claimed to not understand English and left Grosvenor Park in Chester.

The incident, which happened on Sunday in front of other families enjoying the heatwave, was reported to the police.

Jessica, who wants to warn other parents in the city, said: “I’ve been on the kids play area at Chester Grosvenor Park this afternoon when a woman wearing a pink coat, grey gym leggings, dark hair and sunglasses tried to walk off with my daughter while wiping her face and hands with a baby wipe.

“When I asked her what she was doing she pretended she couldn’t understand me, she then left the park and had no children of her own.

“I just wanted people to be aware that people are out there potentially trying to steal children.”

Cheshire Police said they received reports of suspicious behaviour at around 4.30pm on Sunday.

They are appealing for witnesses.

A spokesman for the force said: “At 4.30pm on Sunday, April 4 police received a report of suspicious activity at Grosvenor Park in Chester.

“The caller reported that they had been at the park earlier in the day when an unknown woman approached their three-year-old daughter and moved her away from the bottom of the slide.

“The woman subsequently left the park after being approached by the caller.

“There have been no reports of any similar incidents in the area and enquiries remain ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML955763.

“Information can also be reported anonymously, via crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.”


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