Eight year old kidnapped at knifepoint rescued 200 miles away by armed police 2 months ago

Eight year old kidnapped at knifepoint rescued 200 miles away by armed police

Four men were arrested at the scene

An eight-year-old child who was kidnapped at knife point has been rescued by armed police almost 200 miles away.

The unnamed child was forced into a Citroen Picasso in Anglesey, North Wales, and was driven as far as Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, before police caught were able to stop the car.

The Citroen, which was displaying fake plates, was cornered by three Northamptonshire Armed Response Vehicles, and four men were arrested at the scene. Two more men have since been detained in Anglesey.

All six have been charged with kidnap, and one was charged with possession of a bladed article, report the Mirror.

The child returned to their family "safe and unharmed" hours after the kidnapping.

North Wales police have issued a plea for information about the child abduction which occurred on November 4th.


Detective Chief Superintendent Gareth Evans said: "This has been a frightening incident for those involved.

"Our focus throughout has been to recover the child safe and well.

"I am happy to report that this was achieved and I would like to thank our colleagues in Northamptonshire for their swift assistance.

"Six adults who were arrested in connection with the incident have all been charged with kidnap.

"One of them has also been charged with possession of a bladed article."

Detective Inspector Chris Bell said: “Thankfully the child was recovered safe and well by our colleagues in Northamptonshire, after excellent early investigative work by my North Wales colleagues."

He added: "We would like to re-iterate that that this was an isolated incident and not a stranger attack.”