No police action over Sunderland ‘abduction’ claims

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POLICE say a reported child abduction at Seaburn was a false alarm.

Reports have been circulating on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter that two children were approached by a group of three adults on Monday.

Several people have messaged police to ask whether the claims are true.

But a spokesman confirmed the report had been investigated and dismissed.

“There was no attempt to take the children,” he said.

“We have spoken to these individuals and it was found that no offence took place.

“This was a misunderstanding.”