Norwich Pointers Field kidnap accused in court

Pointers Field, off George Pope Road, Norwich Image copyright Google
Image caption Police said the girl had been using play equipment in Pointers Field, off George Pope Road, Norwich, when she was dragged into a wooded area

A man has appeared in court charged with kidnap after a nine-year-old girl was dragged from a park's play area into a wood.

Paul Barton, 32, of no fixed address, appeared at Norwich Magistrates' Court and his due to appear at the city's crown court on 18 October.

The girl had been playing in Pointers Field, Norwich, when she was grabbed at about 16:30 BST on Friday.

She managed to break free and escaped uninjured, Norfolk Police said.

Mr Barton was remanded in custody ahead of the crown court hearing.

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