Police trawl CCTV as investigation into crying girl ‘taken’ by man in Leeds continues

Police are trawling CCTV footage to help them trace the man and child.
Police are trawling CCTV footage to help them trace the man and child.

EFFORTS ARE continuing today to trace a man who was seen leading a young girl away while she was ‘crying for mummy’.

Police in Leeds yesterday (Sunday) issued an appeal via social media for information on the incident, which had prompted a concerned call.

The girl, who was aged three or four, was seen crying in the street near the Crown Point retail park at around 2.20pm.

Police searching for distressed girl taken by man while ‘crying for mummy’ in Leeds

A white man in his late 20s or early 30s tried to lead her away before taking hold of her and walking off along Waterloo Road in the direction of Hunslet Road.

This morning police said they were yet to trace the man, but there had been no reports of a young girl being missing or abducted.

Officers are trawling CCTV footage of the area in a bid to track down the man and girl and are keen to hear from anyone with information.

A spokesman said it could be a completely innocent situation but they had a duty to investigate fully when suspicions had been raised.

The girl is described as white with blonde hair and was wearing a pink jacket and grey tights.

The man had dark, spiky hair. He was wearing a blue or black three-quarter length coat and had a light green or blue shoulder bag.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log 938.