Man accused of child abduction attempt

Arkadiusz Madraszek Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police were at the incident “within minutes”

A man has been charged with the attempted abduction of a girl at a Christmas fair.

Police were called to Egham Christmas Fair in Surrey on Saturday after a man allegedly is seeking to lure a child with sweets and toys.

Arkadiusz Madraszek, of Egham, was arrested shortly after the accusation was made, Surrey Police said.

Mr Madraszek accuses of three countings of attempted child abduction and has been remanded in custody.

Det Insp Gemma Scott, of Surrey Police Safeguarding Investigation Unit, said “instances like this are extremely rare” but exhorted mothers to “take all the necessary precautions” to keep their children safe.