Kidnap arrest after girl, 9, taken from Knightsbridge

A man has been arrested on suspicion of child kidnap after a nine-year-old girl became separated from her family in Knightsbridge, London.

A missing child report was made on Monday at 14:44 BST after the girl was last seen in Brompton Road, west London.

The Met Police said a 56-year-old man was stopped by officers at 17:40 in Old Court Place, west London.

He was still with the girl, police said.

The arrest was made after an image of the child in the company of a man, taken from CCTV, was circulated to officers in Knightsbridge.

The girl has now been reunited with her family.

The arrested man remains in police custody and the girl and her family are being supported by specialist officers, the force said.

"At this time detectives believe this to be an isolated incident with no other persons involved," the statement added.

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