Attempted child abductions in Scarborough - man arrested

Police made the arrest during the weekend. Credit: ITV News

A man from Scarborough has been charged with two counts of attempted child abduction.

North Yorkshire Police say it relates to two separate incidents in the resort town last Wednesday and Thursday - when it is alleged that a man approached the girls in his car and attempted to abduct them.

Following police enquiries a man, aged 40, was arrested in Scarborough on Saturday. He was due to appear before magistrates in York on Monday.