Police in Chesterfield seek to reassure public after child abduction claims

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Police are seeking to reassure the public after rumours that a man tried to abduct a girl in Chesterfield.

At 5pm on Wednesday, officers received reports that a man in a car on Salisbury Avenue attempted to pull an 11-year-old girl into his car.

A spokesman for Derbyshire police said: “Officers would like to inform the public that these were false allegations and the matter has now been resolved.”