Teenager arrested after 'offering sweets to girl, 14, on her way to school before grabbing her'

A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a schoolgirl was grabbed on her way to school.

The 14-year-old was on her way to class in Wigan, Lancashire, at about 8.30am when the incident happened.

Police say she was approached by a stranger on Wednesday, June 23.

He then offered her sweets before trying to grab hold of her.

The girl managed to wriggle free and run home and the police were called.

She escaped physically unharmed.

The incident happened on a path between Eskdale and Southway near to a wooded area in Skelmersdale.

An investigation was launched.

A 15-year-old boy from Skelmersdale has since been arrested on suspicion of kidnap.

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