Man bailed over child 'kidnap bid'

A 62-year-old man arrested in connection with the alleged abduction of a three-year-old girl in the Canary Islands has been released on bail.

He was held in London on suspicion of attempted kidnap on Wednesday after a public appeal was launched by Thames Valley Police.

In January last year a family from Milton Keynes were on holiday in Lanzarote, when a man is thought to have attempted to kidnap the girl in a shopping centre.

The victim's father noticed she was missing and spotted the youngster being led around a corner into an alleyway by a man.

He shouted out and ran up to his daughter, pulling her away from the man who then left the scene.

The family were on the beach a short time later and saw the same man, who spoke fluent English, sitting between some rocks and acting suspiciously.