13 and 14-year-old girls abduct 3-year-old girl from clothing store

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By: Tanya Malhotra

Two young girls were arrested on a charge of kidnapping after allegedly abducting a 3-year-old girl while her mother was shopping at a clothing store, police in the United Kingdom said.

Newcastle police said that they have arrested the two girls, aged 13 and 14, after being accused of shoplifting from the Primark clothing store and kidnapping the child.

According to the police investigation, the teenagers abducted the three-year-old girl as the mother shopped at the Primark clothing store on Wednesday.

The girl's mother reported her missing around 5:00 p.m. The crying girl was found by police in a park about three miles away around 6:00 p.m. The two girls were charged with one count of shoplifting and one count of kidnapping.

The two suspects were brought before the North Tyneside Magistrates' Court, where they were remanded into custody.