Man in court over abduction of Lancashire six-year-old

Police action
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A man will appear in court this morning, charged in connection with the abduction of a six-year-old girl.

Imran Khan, 33 of Pendle Street, Accrington, has been charged with taking a child under the Child Abduction Act, breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

Detectives launched a manhunt after the girl was taken off in a car from Nairne Street, Burnley, at around 4pm on Thursday.

It is believed she was then dropped off at Whitefield Street, Hapton at around 4.30pm, where she was found and returned home before police were called.

Khan will appear at Burnley Magistrates this morning.