Girls to appear in court charged with kidnapping two-year-old
Two teenage girls will appear in court on Friday charged with kidnapping a two-year-old with the intention of committing a sexual offence.
The girls, aged 13 and 14 from Tyneside are also charged with shoplifting dummies, baby milk and a bottle.
The little girl was taken from a Primark store in Newcastle's busy Northumberland Street last month.
She was found in a park in the suburb of Gosforth an hour and 45 minutes later.
The girls will appear at a youth court hearing in North Tyneside.
They are both charged with kidnap "with the intention of committing a relevant sexual offence" contrary to the Sexual Offences Act of 2003.
They also face two counts of theft from a shop - dummies from Boots and the milk and bottle from a Sainsbury's, all said to have been of an unknown value.
Neither the defendants nor their alleged victim can be identified by the media.