Wednesday 28 September 2016

Man arrested over 'baby for sale' outside shopping centre

Published 12/07/2015 | 19:07

Greater Manchester Police handout photo of a man that police would like to speak to following a report that he approached a member of the public in Barton Arcade, Manchester, and offered to sell him the baby he was pushing in a pram.
Greater Manchester Police handout photo of a man that police would like to speak to following a report that he approached a member of the public in Barton Arcade, Manchester, and offered to sell him the baby he was pushing in a pram.

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of child neglect following reports that a person tried to sell a baby in a shopping arcade.

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A member of the public said they were approached by a man with a three-month-old baby boy in a pram at Manchester's Barton Arcade at 2.30pm today.

The man reportedly offered to sell the baby to him.

Police said the boy is safe and well and a 28-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of child neglect.

Detective Inspector Liam Boden said: "We would like to thank members of the public and the media for their assistance in publicising the appeal earlier today. We have now arrested a man on suspicion of child neglect and will be questioning him in relation to the incident as we try to establish the full circumstances."

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