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Police say no offences to answer to in Knaresborough investigation that led to two men arrested for attempted kidnap

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An investigation into the circumstances surrounding an incident in which lead to the arrest of two men for attempted kidnap has been carried out, and at this time, officers do not believe the men were attempting to carry out an offence of this nature.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding an incident which lead to the arrest of two men for attempted kidnap has been carried out, and at this time, officers do not believe the men were attempting to carry out an offence.

Enquiries have proved that the men were in the area and had stopped their van for a legitimate reason. Although the men did speak to the girls involved, it is not believed they intended to cause them alarm or distress.

The girls involved in this incident provided with vital information which allowed officers to quickly locate the men they wanted to speak to and establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. The girls acted in the correct manner by leaving a situation which made them feel uncomfortable as quickly as they could, seeking help from an appropriate adult and informing .

Understandably, the girls were left shaken following the incident which could be the result of recent rumour circulating on social media around sightings of a suspicious van in the North Yorkshire area – although it is imperative that children are taught about keeping safe, speculation can often be unhelpful and cause unnecessary distress.

The arrested men have been released from police custody.





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