'Abduction' claim investigated by Seaham police finds no suspicious incident

The report claimed the incident happened outside Asda in Seaham. Image copyright Google Maps.
The report claimed the incident happened outside Asda in Seaham. Image copyright Google Maps.

A report of a child abduction outside a shopping centre has found nothing suspicious took place, police have confirmed.

Durham Constabulary received a call reporting an incident outside Asda in Byron Place, Seaham, where it was claimed a man tried to get a 13-year-old boy into a van.

A spokesman for the force has said inquiries were carried out, but established nothing suspicious took place.

The claim stated the disturbance had happened at 7.30pm on Saturday.