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Call to Leicestershire Police over man's interaction with toddler in Oakham made with "good intent"



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Police have said a call over a stranger in a car talking to a toddler was made with "good intent" but no offences were committed.

Police were called yesterday afternoon (Saturday, March 12) about a stranger in a car talking to a toddler in High Street, Oakham.

The toddler was walking a few paces behind their father at the time of the apparent approach.

A fluorescent jacket with handcuffs and cap. Photo: istock
A fluorescent jacket with handcuffs and cap. Photo: istock

The driver of the car was arrested later in the evening and spoken to by officers. The 53-year-old gave an account.

Police said the incident was "not as reported" and no offences were committed.

DC Steve Williams said: “This was a call of good intent from the third party caller. A thorough investigation was carried out into the early hours and we are satisfied there were no offences committed.

“It was a call of good intent from the caller who saw something that seemed concerning.

“Thank you to everyone who contacted us.”

The man was released from custody in the early hours of this morning (Sunday) with no further action to be taken.



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