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Man arrested over ‘child in stolen car’ claim

PUBLISHED: 09:33 21 August 2020 | UPDATED: 09:33 21 August 2020

The car was reported missing from the Beckton Triangle Retail Park. Picture: Google Maps

The car was reported missing from the Beckton Triangle Retail Park. Picture: Google Maps

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A man has been arrested following a report of a car, with a child inside, being stolen from Beckton.

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The 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion of wasting police time, perverting the course of justice and causing a public nuisance.

Police launched an urgent appeal to find a white Audi yesterday afternoon following the claim the car and child had disappeared from Beckton Triangle Retail Park shortly before 12.20pm.


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