Appeal for potential witness to come forward in connection with alleged baby kidnap attempt

Posted on 6th October 2015

Detectives investigating the alleged attempted kidnap of a baby are urging a potentially key witness to get in touch with them.

An investigation was launched following an incident whereby a young woman visited a house in Normanton, claiming to be a social worker.

The incident happened on Monday, September 21.

As part of the ongoing inquiry, officers are keen to speak to the driver of a yellow taxi who collected two young women from Derby railway station and dropped them in the vicinity of St James’s Road.

The driver of the taxi may be able to provide crucial witness information.

It is thought the girls, who were both white and aged 17, were picked up at about 11am.

One had shoulder length blonde or brown hair and was wearing a dark blue blouse with cream detail, a long cream coat, black trousers and black high-heeled shoes. She was also carrying a brown leather bag.

The second had longer blonde or brown hair and is believed to be about seven months pregnant.

The taxi driver, or anyone with information on who he might be, should call DC Paul Taylor or DS Duncan Gouck in Derby CID on 101.

A 17-year-old girl, from Evesham, was charged with attempted kidnap. Another 17-year-old girl, from Wolverhampton, was arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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