Man charged with kidnapping child in Nottingham

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image caption, The family were in St Peter's Gate, a main shopping street in Nottingham, at the time

A man has been charged with kidnap after a child was taken from her family in Nottingham.

It is alleged Martin James Powell, 36, approached the child in St Peter's Gate in the city centre on Wednesday.

The suspect, of no fixed abode, has also been charged with assault, indecent exposure and breach of a court order requirement.

He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Friday and was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 15 September.

Officers had earlier thanked the public for assisting at the scene on Wednesday afternoon until police arrived.

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