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Man, 35, for after assaulting 7-year-old girl in van and left in wood

A man has been arrested after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in a van before being left in woodland by a stranger.

Cops believe the youngster was abducted in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, at about 4pm on Wednesday as cops hunt for a second suspect.

Police allege the girl was snatched by a man from Warne Avenue and taken to a wooded area, then the van where she was attacked before she was returned to the woods.

She managed to find her own way to a nearby park and was reunited with her family.

Officers have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault and he remains in custody for questioning.

But Greater Manchester Police are still hunting for a second man, said to have been acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the incident.

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