Teenage girls charged with kidnapping will appear in court today

Two teenage girls are due in court charged with kidnap today, in connection with the alleged abduction of a toddler from a North East store.

Friday, 15th April 2016, 5:33 am
Updated Friday, 15th April 2016, 7:27 am
Northumberland Street, Newcastle. Picture from Google Images.

The pair, aged 13 and 14, each face one charge of kidnap and two of shoplifting.

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They have been remanded in custody and will appear at South East Northumberland Magistrates Court today.

The charges relate to an incident on Wednesday afternoon, when police were informed a three-year-old girl had gone missing from the Primark store in Newcastle's Northumberland Street.

The child was found just over an hour later in Gosforth by a Police Community Support Officer.