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Police investigate after child picked up by stranger at Gordon Promenade in Gravesend

Police are investigating after a little girl was picked up by a woman she did not know.

The youngster was with her family on Gordon Promenade when she was approached and picked up by a woman, who is said to have tried to walk away with the child.

Officers received a report about the incident at about 3pm on Saturday while the family were having a picnic.

Police were called to Gordon Promenade in Gravesend

A police spokesman said: "The father of the little girl took his child back and they left the promenade.

"Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around the incident."

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