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Man comes forward after CCTV appeal of incident in Derby Shopping Centre

A man has come forward to police after a CCTV appeal which appeared to show a man leading her toddler away.

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CCTV released after 'suspicious incident' involving toddler

Derbyshire Police have released CCTV footage of a 'suspicious incident' being investigated which took place in Derby's Intu shopping centre.

Since releasing this CCTV footage an 80-year-old man has come forward and police say they are satisfied he was acting with 'good intentions'.

A toddler was following his mother into the Boots store yesterday morning at 10.30 when a man walked up, took the boy by the hand and appeared to be leading him away.

The mother turned and challenged the man who then apologised and left the shopping centre in the direction of The Spot.

Police would like to speak to the man and have appealed for information. The man is described as white, aged about 60 and was wearing a dark coat and a flat cap.

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