Driver ‘tried to lure boy, 10 into car promising him free kitten’

Police are questioning a 22-year-old man after a driver allegedly tried to lure a boy, 10, into his car with the offer of a free kitten.

The young boy then got into a car in Berryfields Road, Aylesbury, and was driven to a car park where he was let out.

His older brother saw what happened and followed the red Toyota.

A Thames Valley Police (TVP) spokesman said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses following a kidnap in Aylesbury.

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“It happened at about 2.45pm yesterday in Berryfields Road. The victim, a 10-year-old boy was approached by the offender in a car and asked if he wanted a free kitten.

“The boy got into the car, believed to be a small red Toyota.”

TVP continued: “The victim’s brother saw this and followed the car where it was driven to the Meadowcroft Community Centre car park.

“Here the victim was let out.”

“A 22-year-old man from Birmingham has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently in custody.”

Detective Constable Rob Mogridge, who is investigating the incident asked for members of the public to inform them about the alleged incident.

He said: “We are appealing for witnesses or anyone who has any information about what happened to please come forward.

“We believe this was a busy area around the time this happened and that there is a good chance that someone saw what happened.

“We would also like to reassure the local community that an arrest has been made and we are conducting a thorough investigation into what happened.

“Anyone with information can contact police on 101, or online. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous on 0800 555 111.”

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