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Police: Derby toddler incident 'not malicious'

Derbyshire Police have confirmed that an incident which appeared to show a man leading a toddler away from his mother is no longer considered as suspicious. A man came forward to police this morning after CCTV footage of the incident was released.

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Derbyshire Police: 'This is an extremely unusual incident'

Derbyshire Police are urging a man captured on CCTV appearing to lead a toddler away from his mother in a shopping centre to come forward:

This was a very isolated and extremely unusual incident and we are very keen to speak to the person shown in the images.

Although we do not know the intentions of the man involved, I would urge parents or those with young children to always be mindful of their safety, especially in crowded places.

– Detective Chief Inspector Nick Lamb

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