Shopping centre abduction attempt rumours quashed

The Frenchgate Centre.
The Frenchgate Centre.

INTERNET rumours about an abduction attempt on a child in the Frenchgate Centre have been quashed by police and shopping centre bosses.

The rumours started surfacing on Facebook with concerned residents claiming they had heard about an alleged abduction attempt on a young boy yesterday.

But a police spokesman said nothing had been reported to the police.

A spokesman for the Frenchgate Centre said: “Neither the Frenchgate Shopping Centre or Frenchgate Security were alerted to an incident of that nature.”