Posted on 9th May 2014
Detectives investigating an incident at Intu shopping centre in Derby are speaking to a man as a result of a CCTV appeal.
A shopper reported that she saw a man walk up and take her 21-month-old boy by the hand at about 10.30am on Thursday, May 8.
As a result of a police appeal for information, an 80-year-old man contacted police this morning believing it to be him on the CCTV and will be interviewed later today.
Detective Chief Inspector Nick Lamb said: “It appears that the man shown in the CCTV footage may have been acting with good intentions but we will be speaking to him today to ascertain the full details.
“We received a large number of calls on the back of the appeal and I would like to thank members of the public for their response.
"It was a highly unusual incident and we will be continuing our inquiries into it today.”