Police investigating the attempted abduction of a three-year-old girl in North Wales have arrested a man.

The alleged incident happened near the Jade Jones Pavilion in Flint.

A 50-year-old man was detained by members of the public soon afterwards.

Officers went to the scene around 2pm after receiving reports of the child’s attempted abduction.

They then arrested the suspect.

Police said the child was safe and with her family.

Detective Chief Inspector Arwyn Jones said: “Officers responded quickly to an incident that occurred in Flint this afternoon.

“A 50-year-old male was detained by members of the public at the location quickly after the incident; and he was arrested when officers arrived.

“I would first like to reassure the public that the child is safe with her family, and the male remains in police custody.

“I would also like to thank those members of the community who responded so quickly to detain the male until police arrival.

“Our investigation is in its infancy, and all lines of enquiry are being progressed.

“However; I would like to appeal to any witnesses, or anybody with any information to contact North Wales Police Control room, quoting incident number V126885.”