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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 October 2006, 11:47 GMT 12:47 UK
Man, 49, held in abduction case
Police sign and tape at the side of the road
The scene of Friday's abduction was taped off by police
Police investigating the abduction of a 15-year-old old girl from Wrexham are questioning a man.

Alan Grant, 49, also known as Alan Weston, was arrested in the High Peak area of Derbyshire alone and on foot on Monday evening.

Police have appealed for information about a white van used in the abduction on Friday night.

Meanwhile, the girl's parents, in a statement, said they had felt they had been on "a rollercoaster of emotions".

Mr Grant was arrested by Derbyshire Police while walking in the Whaley Bridge area at 1900 BST on Monday.

Nationwide search

He was initially held at Buxton Police station but has now been transferred to north Wales where he is being questioned.

North Wales Police deputy chief constable Clive Wolfendale said the search was narrowed down as result of "intelligence" and information from members of the public.

White van thought to have been used in the alleged abduction
Police have still appealed for information about a white van

In a statement, the teenager's parents, who cannot be named, said: "Our daughter is at home with us and although still deeply shocked and traumatised by what has happened, she is being supported by us and we have the support of family liaison officers together with other support agencies."

Officers launched a nationwide search after the girl was reported missing on Friday.

The teenager was spotted being forced into a van near Summerhill Road, on the edge of Wrexham, on Friday.

She was reported missing three hours later by her family after she failed to return home.

The girl was found on Saturday morning, some 15 hours later, about 70 miles (113km) away in Bangor, Gwynedd.

Officers investigating the case want to speak to the driver of an old-style Astra car, which may have come across the white van in the Brymbo area.

They also want to trace a man seen jogging in the Summerhill area of Wrexham at the time of the abduction.

Two people have also been charged in connection with the incident after being arrested on Monday.

Tracey Ann Bishop, 35, from Hyde, Greater Manchester, has been remanded in custody after appearing before Flintshire magistrates charged with assisting an offender.

A man appeared before Wrexham magistrates on Monday, charged with perverting the course of justice.


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