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Man charged with attempted abduction of two children

A 50-year-old man was detained in Hallglen, Falkirk on Friday evening.

By STV News

Published 20 May 2017.

A man has been charged with attempting to abduct two girls in Falkirk.

On Friday evening, police detained a 50-year-old man on Glenburn Road in Hallglen.

The girls were reportedly playing at a park when a man on a bike asked for help looking for his jacket in nearby woods on Friday evening.

STV understands a neighbour said they saw the children start to leave with the man and intervened.

Officers we called at around 4:50pm following calls from members of the public about a disturbance.

Enquiries into the incident are on-going and detectives would like to thank the public for their assistance.

The 50-year-old man is due to appear in Falkirk Sheriff Court on Monday May 22.