Child abduction attempt in Liverpool Asda supermarket

Two youths tried to lead a girl away from her mother at a supermarket in Liverpool, police have said.

The mother was shopping in Asda, Smithdown Road, at about 13:30 GMT on 6 November when the incident took place.

She reported it to a security guard but left the store without leaving her details and now police are urging her to get in touch.

Two youths, aged 11 and 12, from Merseyside have been arrested and released on police bail.

Det Insp Colin Rennison said: "This is a very disturbing incident and I'm sure it would have caused a great deal of distress for this woman and her child.

"We are treating this report very seriously and are very keen for this woman to come forward, so we can piece together the full circumstances of this incident.

"Thankfully incidents such as this are rare and while we are not sure of the intentions of the two youths, I would urge members of the public to always reports any incident of this nature to police immediately by calling 999."

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