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Man sought by London police after 4-year-old child abducted

A photo provided to media by London police of a suspect vehicle in a child abduction investigation in northeast London, Ont.
A photo provided to media by London police of a suspect vehicle in a child abduction investigation in northeast London, Ont. London Police Service

London Police are investigating after a four-year-old child was abducted in the city’s northeast end Sunday morning.

The child was abducted by a man in a beige or gold-coloured car at approximately 9:15 am in the area of Barker Street and Melsandra Avenue.

According to police, witnesses observed a vehicle stop in the middle of the intersection. A man exited, and approached the young girl, picking her up and placing her in the vehicle.

Witnesses followed the vehicle and the child was located nearby a short time later. The child did not suffer any physical injuries, according to police. The vehicle then drove away, and witnesses lost sight of it, police said.

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The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 60-years-old, 5-foot-10, with an average build. He was wearing a plaid shirt, brown-framed glasses, had grey hair, and facial hair described as “having a bit of growth,” police said in a statement.

The vehicle has been identified as an older model, gold or beige coloured four-door Chevrolet Impala.

The investigation has been assigned to members of the Criminal Investigation Division.

Police said one person was taken into custody Sunday night in relation to the probe but was later released unconditionally.

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Anyone with information in relation to the investigation is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Information can also be sent in online anonymously to http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com

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