Child Snatched and 'abducted' into Black Van in Redhill Surrey.
London News 26th August
Aman who sparked a huge police search after reporting seeing a child being bundled into the back of a van, has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
He was detained and questioned after detectives were unable to find any evidence to corroborate his claims of a child abduction.
A hunt for a mystery of boy seen was deployed after his reports of a boy being 'bundled into a black van' after leaving his mountain bike on the pavement as police launch helicopter search for vehicle.
Police were desperately searching for black van after young boy reportedly kidnapped in Surrey.
Police officers are searching for - and trying to identify - a young child who was reportedly 'forced into a van and abducted' during rush hour.
A police cordon remains in place in Redhill today following reports that a six-year-old boy was bundled into a black van with three alloy wheels, leaving his mountain bike on the street
A bike, believed to belong to the child was left at the scene, coud have been a bike dumped and used by kids. It is described as a small mountain bike, Frantic Giant make, with a Silver frame with black and yellow detail.
A member of the public reported to Surrey Police that they saw a child, as young as six or seven, being placed into a black modified VW Transporter van on Redstone Hill in Redhill at about 4.45pm.
Officers say the probe, named Operation Bigfoot, is being taken 'extremely seriously' and spotted a VW van that matched the description on cameras in the area.
A spokesman said: 'Although the black van from the CCTV footage has been found and discounted, the description of the van from the passerby still remains.
'Officers are out and trying to track down the owner of the reported vehicle and we urge the owner to get in touch with Surrey Police.' tel 101
Police are still trying to confirm the identity of the child but have not received any missing person reports locally or nationally.