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Man charged over Burnley child abduction

Khan is due to appear at Burnley Magistrates later this morning. Credit: ITV News.

A man has been charged with the abduction of a six-year-old girl in Burnley.

Imran Khan, 33 of Pendle Street, Accrington has been charged with taking a child under the Child Abduction Act, breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

Lancashire Police launched a manhunt after the girl was taken in a car on Thursday afternoon.

She was then dropped off 30 minutes later, three miles away and police were alerted.

Khan is due to appear at Burnley Magistrates later this morning.

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Lest We Forget - memorial to Fusilier Lee Rigby revealed

The memorial in Middleton. Credit: ITV News.

The memorial for murdered Middleton soldier Fusilier Lee Rigby has been revealed.

The bronze drum, placed on a plinth marked Lest We Forget, sits in front of a plaque and a memorial wall where Lee is commemorated.

The names of other soldiers will be added to the memorial in the future.

Lee Rigby's family will attend the unveiling ceremony. Credit: ITV News.

Arrest made in Burnley child abduction investigation

The girl was taken from Nairne Street, Burnley, at around 4pm on Thursday Credit: ITV News.

Police investigating the abduction of a six-year-old girl have made an arrest.

A 33-year-old man from Accrington was held on suspicion of child abduction and is currently in police custody.

Detectives launched a manhunt after the girl was taken by a man, possibly in a black car, from Nairne Street, Burnley, at around 4pm on Thursday.

She was then dropped off three miles away at Whitefield Street, Hapton, where she was found and police were alerted.

Detectives say they're continuing their appeal for information and are urging witnesses to get in touch.

“We need anyone who may have witnessed a black coloured car in the Nairne Street or Whitefield Street areas around the time of the abduction to contact us."

– Detective Chief Inspector Joanne McHugh, Lancashire Police
  • Anyone with any information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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