Man arrested over attempted child abductions in Hampshire

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Police have reported that they arrested a 43-year-old Hastings man on Friday on suspicion of two attempted child abductions in Hampshire, within the last week.

A 12-year-old girl managed to escape after a man had tried to grab her in Leigh Park, Havant, on Tuesday afternoon.

And an 11-year-old boy was grabbed by a man who emerged from a van in Emsworth on Wednesday morning.

Both children described the man as having tanned skin, wearing jeans and boots and being in his 40s or 50s.