A MAN has been arrested for trying to abduct “two children” from Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital.
West Midlands Police officers were called to the emergency department yesterday after reports were made that someone tried to take a child.
Alamy The ‘traumatic’ attempted abductions took place at the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, West Midlands
One eyewitness who wished to remain anonymous claimed the man tried to take a little boy from his mum, the Birmingham Mail reports.
He was then said to have entered a secure child unit at the hospital where he attempted to take a child from a dad.
The witness said the man was stopped by a member of the public before being arrested by officers at the scene.
West Midlands Police said it was still establishing the full details of what happened, but the man is confirmed to still remain in custody.
A spokesperson for the force described the shocking incident as “traumatic”.
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They said: “E-unit, Wolverhampton, have arrested a male on suspicion of child abduction from Newcross Hospital.
“A traumatic incident for child and mother.
“As reassurance, these incidents are very rare and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.”
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