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London, Ont. police arrest man sought in April kidnapping of mother and child

James Carroll, 37, of London, Ont. London Police Service/Handout

Police have arrested a London, Ont., man wanted since April after police say a mother and child were kidnapped in the southeast end of the city.

Following a months-long investigation, James Edward Carrol, 37, faces charges of kidnapping, mischief under $5,000, and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

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Police allege the kidnapping took place on April 17 when a man jumped in a woman’s car and demanded that she drive to a location outside the city. She had her child with her in the car, police said. She dropped the man off outside the city as instructed, then called police.

Police didn’t catch the man immediately after the woman called police, but on July 26 London police said they were looking for Carrol.

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Police said Carrol is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 3.

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