Tuesday 20 February 2018

Parents' terror as young boy 'abducted from primary school'

Man arrested after boy is recovered over 40 miles away from school

Armstrong Primary School entrance (Photo: Google Maps)
Armstrong Primary School entrance (Photo: Google Maps)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Panic spread throughout a community after a young boy was abducted from a primary school yesterday.

Police were immediately called to the scene and a massive search was sparked.

The incident took place at the Armstrong Primary School on College Hill, Armagh.

The child was recovered a number of hours later in Belfast, ArmaghI reports.

A man and woman were arrested at the scene and a man was charged with attempted abduction last night.

The 42-year-old man is due to appear before Banbridge Magistrates’ Court today.

The woman (35) was 'released unconditionally', a PSNI spokesperson said.

A PSNI spokesman said: “The arrests followed the report of a young child being taken from school premises in Armagh city on Tuesday morning.

“An investigation was immediately put into place by police and enquiries led to Belfast where the man and woman were arrested and the child recovered.”

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