Man arrested after 'grabbing child' in public park in Yorkshire

A man has was arrested by police in Yorkshire following reports he tried to grab a child, police have said.

The male was stopped in Valley Gardens in Pontefract on Wednesday (Jun 22) following suspicious behaviour that police said involved a child.

He has been bailed with strict conditions which include not to approach any child or enter the gardens off Mayor's Walk.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police via the live chat options at or 101 or in an emergency 999 quoting log 964 of 22 June.

Valley Gardens in Pontefract