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Teenage girls admit to kidnapping two-year-old girl from Primark in Newcastle

A more serious charge of intent to commit a sexual offence was dropped.

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TWO TEENAGE GIRLS have admitted to kidnapping a two-year-old girl from a Primark store in Newcastle in the northeast of England.

The toddler was with her mother when she was lured away from the Northumberland Street store by the two girls, aged 13 and 14, on 13 April last.

The child was located about an hour later in a park several miles away. CCTV footage was used to track the child after the two girls took her.

BBC News reports that the girls had also been charged with kidnap with the intention of committing a sexual offence but that this had been dropped and the two admitted to the kidnap charge.

The identity of the two girls cannot be revealed for legal reasons.

Read: Teenage girls arrested following ‘abduction’ of three-year-old girl from shop in Newcastle >

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