Pensioner charged over Musselburgh child abduction attempt
- 27 July 2013
- From the section Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland
A pensioner has been charged in connection with an attempt to abduct a child in a supermarket car park.
The 72-year-old man was arrested after the incident outside Tesco Extra in Musselburgh, East Lothian.
The man, driving a red car, reportedly spoke to a 10-year-old girl before taking hold of her at about 12:40 on Friday.
Police said he drove off after a member of the public intervened.
The man is expected to appear at Haddington Sheriff Court on Monday.
Det Ch Insp Kenny Gray said: "Thankfully the child was not harmed during the incident."
Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.