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Two teen girls admit to kidnapping toddler from busy shop

Two teen girls admit to kidnapping toddler from busy shop

Two teenage girls have admitted kidnapping a toddler from a Primark store where a relative was shopping.

The pair, aged 13 and 14, appeared at a youth court in North Shields, North Tyneside, UK to admit abducting the girl from the Newcastle branch of budget fashion chain Primark on April 13.

The two-year-old was reunited with her mother an hour and 45 minutes later, after the girls were tracked by CCTV camera operators to a park three miles away in Gosforth.

They had been charged with kidnap with the intention of committing a relevant sexual offence but the prosecution accepted a plea to the alternative charge of kidnap.