Man, 37, ‘snatched girl, 7, off the street and ran away with her over his shoulder in “random” abduction’


A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD woman was “randomly” snatched as she walked alongside the street with her mum, a courtroom heard.

Darren Colly, 37, allegedly grabbed the little one and ran away with her over his shoulder in Camberwell, south-east London on 22 October final 12 months.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard a seven-year-old was randomly kidnapped in Camberwell

He then put her down and fled on foot, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.

The courtroom heard the man had allegedly approached the seven-year-old woman and grabbed her – throwing her over his shoulder earlier than working spherical the nook out of sight.

When he acquired spherical three quarters of the methodology down the freeway, he then put the woman down.

The mom lastly caught up with her daughter and was reunited with her.

After the incident, a CCTV nonetheless was circulated in the media, allegedly exhibiting Colly following the mum and little one.

Luke Staton, prosecuting, talked about: “The Crown say this was a random abduction of a seven-year-old child in the street”.

Colly, of Birmingham, was acknowledged from the CCTV nonetheless by a wonderful good pal who has acknowledged him since 2004 and talked about they “immediately recognised the person in the image”.

He denies little one abduction.

Colly will subsequent seem at the Westminster Magistrates Court on 29 September.

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