Police Appeal after Prescot Shopping Centre Incident
[Update 17/06/16: Merseyside Police have investigated the incident and examined CCTV footage and reported that “inquiries have established it was an innocent mistake.”]
Merseyside Police can confirm patrol officers were stopped in Prescot yesterday morning (Monday 13 June) at around 11.55am, when a member of the public reported an incident at Prescot Shopping Centre.
It was reported, that around 11.55am, a man walked up to a pram with a child inside and appeared to push it away. When challenged by the child’s mother the man stated he had the wrong pram and walked off.
“Our enquiries into this matter are at an early stage,” said Chief Inspector George Phillips said, “and we are looking to establish if this was an innocent mistake.
“Following the report, officers conducted a search of the area, but found no trace of the man. As a result we are examining CCTV from the centre and surrounding areas and speaking with people who were in the area at the time.
“While it is unclear at this time as to what exactly has gone on, we take all reports of this nature very seriously and I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident, or anyone who witnessed it to contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”