July 15, 2022 9.44 am

Couple arrested after allegedly trying to take girl, 3, away from home

Update: The two people have been released with no further action – read more here.


Two people are currently in custody in connection to an incident (Wednesday 13 July) on Crowland Avenue in Grimsby.

At around 8pm we received a call reporting that a three-year-old girl who was in the front garden of her home, was approached by a couple who are alleged to have touched her arm and tried to take her away from the property.

Officers were immediately deployed to the address and into the area in an attempt to locate and identify any possible suspects.

Various enquiries were carried out overnight and the investigation continues today. Our neighbourhood policing team continue to patrol the area engaging with residents.

A 38 year-old man and a 29 year-old woman, voluntarily attended at a police station this morning where they were arrested, and continue to be questioned this afternoon as we look to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

Anyone with information they think might be relevant to our enquiries, please call 101, quoting log number 581 of 13 July 2022.