POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of trying to abduct a 10-year-old girl.
Cleveland Police say they were called to reports of a man asking a 10 year-old girl to get into his car in the Billingham area.
The man left the area when a member of the public intervened.
But a man was arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of attempted abduction and of breach a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).
A police spokesman said: “A 43-year-old man remains in police custody and enquiries are ongoing.”