Swindon man charged with child abduction appears in court

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Police said Prasath Yasasvin is accused of trying to persude two young girls into his vehicle [Getty Images]

A man has appeared in court after being charged with attempted child abduction.

Prasath Yasasvin, is accused of trying to persuade two young girls into his vehicle on Redhouse Way in Swindon at around 19:20 BST on Monday, police said.

The defendant, from north Swindon, appeared before Magistrates earlier today.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Swindon Crown Court on 26 April.

Supt Guy Elkins, of Wiltshire Police, said: "I'd like to thank the members of the public who called this incident in to us.

"We take incidents like this extremely seriously and understand the concern it will raise within the local community."

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