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A man suspected of the abduction and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl has been arrested by Manchester Police.
Police said a 23-year-old is in custody for questioning as part of the investigation after the child was snatched off the street.
Tameside Police had reports the girl was abducted at roughly 4pm on Wednesday on Warne Avenue, Droylsden.
She was then allegedly sexually assaulted near a disused railway track in a wooded area near Manchester Road.
Specialist officers are now understood to be supporting the girl, who has been safely returned to her family.
Detectives yesterday said they wanted to “speak to [the man] urgently”, announcing they would be stepping up their efforts in the investigation when they also released CCTV footage.
Detective Superintendent Richard Hunt said: “What I can say, he's obviously grabbed a child, and what I would say to members of the public is that they need to be extra vigilant.
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“A child was playing in this area and a chap who was hanging around has taken a child and thankfully within a few minutes we've got her back.
“Parents need to consider the circumstances of what I have mentioned and I would suggest they need to be extra vigilant with their children whilst we progress this as quickly as possible.”
People with information have been encouraged to call 0161 856 9262.
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