A 35-year-old man accused of abducting a 14-year-old girl has been remanded in custody by magistrates.
The teenager disappeared from her home near Doncaster in South Yorkshire a week ago. She was found by police at Euston station, where John Bush was arrested. Bush appeared before magistrates today charged with child abduction.
He is also charged with making off without payment from a hotel in Leicestershire. He will next appear in court on July 1.
South Yorkshire Police have charged 35-year-old John Derek Bush from Askern near Doncaster with child abduction and making off without payment.
He went missing last week with a 14-year-old girl who was found "safe and well" in London on Friday afternoon after being spotted by an off-duty officer.
The teenager is now in the care of the local authority.
John Bush is due to appear at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning Monday 17th June.
– Detective Chief Inspector Craig Robinson South Yorkshire Police
I would like to thank the media and the public for their help and support with this case. If anyone has any further information relating to this investigation please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 609 of 10 June.”
35 year old John Derek Bush from Askern near Doncaster will appear at Doncaster Magistrates Court tomorrow charged with child abduction and making off without payment.
South Yorkshire Police have said a missing 14-year-old girl from Doncaster was found after they followed a trail from Watford. John Bush had tried to check them into hotels across the country.
A plain clothes British Transport Police officer discovered the pair at a train station in London.
South Yorkshire Police will hold a press conference this morning after receiving reports there have been sightings of a missing 14-year-old and 35-year-old John Bush in Leicestershire.
Police have received reports of sightings of a missing 14-year-old girl and 35-year-old John Bush in Leicestershire.
They were reported yesterday evening. Detectives believe the pair may have travelled to Melton Mowbray train station.
It's not yet known whether they boarded a train.
It is believed they were staying in accommodation in the Sproxton area.
The silver Ford Mondeo they were thought to be travelling in was recovered at around 6.40pm yesterday after being found in Sproxton. The car and accommodation are now being forensically examined.
Yesterday, police arrested a 35-year-old man from Askern, Doncaster on suspicion of child abduction and he remains in custody this morning.
Anyone with any information on their whereabouts is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 609 of 10 June 2013.