Man arrested over 'attempted abduction' of teenage girl

A 14-year-old was reportedly approached by two men on Wednesday afternoon.

Man arrested over ‘attempted abduction’ of teenage girl in Newton Mearns Google Maps

A man has been arrested over an alleged attempted abduction of a teenage girl in East Renfrewshire.

The 14-year-old was reportedly targeted by two men on Harvie Avenue, Newton Mearns, at around 3pm on Wednesday.

The pair are alleged to have made efforts to persuade the youngster into their car.

Police confirmed on Friday that a 32-year-old man had been charged in connection with the incident.

He is due to appear at court next week.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged by officers in Glasgow.

“It follows an incident on Wednesday, in Harvie Avenue, Newton Mearns where efforts were made by two men to persuade a 14-year-old girl into a vehicle.”

STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code